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Traveling Overseas With Fido? Quirky Rules May Have Pet Owners Growling

Traveling Overseas With Fido? Quirky Rules May Have Pet Owners Growling

According to the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism, Americans took more than 61 million trips overseas in the year 2013. With more than 68 percent of all U.S. households owning a pet, it’s no surprise that our furry friends are more frequently joining in on the family vacation. Rules and regulations on live imports typically vary by country, so it’s important to be aware of these rules prior to your trip. 

Top Halloween Costume Safety Tips for Pets

Top Halloween Costume Safety Tips for Pets

 

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Are you dressing your pet up for trick or treating? As with our children, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to costume safety. Before you dress up your four-legged friends, PetSmart offers some valuable guidance:

What Would You Do if You Saw a Dog in a Hot Car?

What Would You Do if You Saw a Dog in a Hot Car?

 

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A newly released poll by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) revealed that good intentions don't always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority — 93 percent — of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day said they would do something to help, but of those adults who actually faced such a situation, only 67 percent took action.

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

 

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Picture this: It's late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you're not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.

Revealing the ABCs of Pet Insurance

Revealing the ABCs of Pet Insurance

 

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The human-animal bond between pet owners and their pets is stronger than ever, as evidenced by 91 percent of pet owners who consider their pet a part of their family and a total of $58 billion a year spent on pets. 

Make Sure Rover Isn't a Driving Distraction

Make Sure Rover Isn't a Driving Distraction

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Most people wouldn't think twice about grabbing their pet and taking them for a ride in the car to run some errands or to visit friends and family. However, with an increased focus on distracted driving and overall driving safety, there is growing concern about pet safety in the car.

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in the United States and Canada, and the risk is increasing. Those engaging in outdoor activities like golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, property maintenance and outdoor workers such as park officers and surveyors should be on the lookout for black-legged ticks. They could be carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Pet owners also need to be aware of these pesky critters.