More and more often, pet parents are bringing their furry kids along on their travel adventures. Most folks who are traveling with pets will need to stay at some kind of pet friendly accommodation. Fortunately, pet friendly hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals are abundant across the U.S. and Canada, and they’re easy to find and book. But before you head off to enjoy your temporary digs, make sure that you know what to expect, and that you and your pet are prepared. Planning ahead and following some sensible tips will ensure that your trip is fun, and that you BOTH will be welcomed back on your next adventure!
Many pets love a road trip almost as much as their parents. But before you load up Rover and head off into the distance, make sure you’re thoroughly prepared for a long car trip with your pet. We’ve compiled some comprehensive, road-tested tips on what to do before you go, as well as how to manage along the way.
As a pet parent, a road trip with a furry kid might seem like a dream come true. You’d love the opportunity to bond and share new experiences with him, and you’d certainly appreciate the company. But before you load your beloved pet into the car for the long haul, take a moment to reflect. A pet who’s a great companion at home, on walks, and on short trips around town won’t necessarily be an ideal travel buddy. Long trips aren’t right for every pet, and your pet’s needs should come before your desire to take him along.
Environmental flea infestations usually begin 6 to 8 weeks before you ever notice a flea.
- A few fleas jump on your unprotected pet and begin feeding and breeding.
- These fleas can begin laying eggs within 1 to 2 days. The flea eggs roll off wherever an infested animal goes, turning an untreated pet into a “salt shaker” that leaves new sources of fleas around the house and yard.
- Treating your pet is the first step, but immature flea stages are still present in the environment.
November 4, 2015—Best Friends Total Pet Care is pleased to announce their 15th annual Angel Tree, a holiday fundraiser for local homeless shelters and rescues, November 23, 2015 – January 4, 2016.
As a dog owner, you hear a lot about vaccinations and how your four-legged friend has to have them. But what are vaccinations? And what vaccinations should your dog have?
According the 2013 American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel, vaccines for cats can be divided into those that are essential (core) vaccines and those that are noncore but may be recommended based on risk of exposure.
An annual examination is an important part of total care for your pet. Your pet ages at a much faster rate than the average human. So, a year in a dog’s or a cat’s life is equivalent to about 3-8 years in a human life, depending on the breed.
Let’s face it–going to the veterinarian to receive vaccinations not always fun. Your pet doesn’t like the injection and will squirm, the technician may not be able to properly assist in keeping your pet still, you have to come back for another dose in a few weeks, and it might not be effective for several weeks.