Posts in category "travel"

What's in That Carrier? Animal News

What's in That Carrier? Animal News
While at Newark Airport recently, sitting at the gate awaiting departure for Chicago, several people happened to be near a woman with a pet carrier, from which loud, high-pitched squeaking noises arose every once in a while. As the flight began to board the sounds became louder and louder. Whatever was in the pet carrier... Read more »

Travel Safely with Pets

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This video is about traveling safely with your pets, and also about what to do if your dog does get car sick. Dr. Natalie Marks (from Blum Animal Hospital) explains how Cerenia may help, as well as behavior modification.

Pet Blogger Mary Haight, from the Amazon to Boycotting Chicken Jerky Treats

Pet Blogger Mary Haight, from the Amazon to Boycotting Chicken Jerky Treats
Mary Haight, my friend and colleague in this WGN Radio Petcast. LISTEN HERE. Mary is an important pet blogger….a queen of pet social media. She’s not afraid to stand to bark the truth for the Dancing Dog Blog. Her blogs may be on serious topics, ranging from the tainted chicken jerky treats (we we discuss... Read more »
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Rwandans Love Mountain Gorillas, Now Warming Up to Pets

Rwandans Love Mountain Gorillas, Now Warming Up to Pets
RWANDA, AFRICA — In September, we flew into the capital city of Kigali before heading out to the Virunga Mountains with Terra Incognita Ecotours to see mountain gorillas. Instantly, it was apparent how much rebuilding and growth has occurred since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when 800,000 men, women, and children were massacred, one of... Read more »

Questions Asnwered: Motion Sickness in Dogs; Adopting FIV Cats; Cats in Fine Art

Questions Asnwered: Motion Sickness in Dogs; Adopting FIV Cats; Cats in Fine Art
Q: We’re planning a driving trip in January with our Standard Poodle, who’s very nervous in a vehicle. How can we calm her? — D.M., Clayton, WI Q: My Sheltie, Joey, once had a problem riding in the car. We bought Meclizine at our local grocery store for less than anything the vet sold us,... Read more »

How Sick Pets Might Feel Better About Car Rides, with Safety Tips

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More people than ever are traveling with their dogs. But have you asked your dog? Many dogs do get car sick.  With Dr. Natalie Marks, I talk about some strategies to help your dog….and help you….so you don’t need to clean up after a sick dog….and most of all so your dog doesn’t get anxious... Read more »
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What If Your Dog Is Afraid of the Car Ride?

What If Your Dog Is Afraid of the Car Ride?
More people are traveling with their pets than ever! Some pets love the idea (mostly your average dog),  wiggling rear ends when they know that this time when you packed the suitcase, ‘I’m coming along.’ Isn’t it amazing how they figure it out, whether they are invited or not? Other pets might not be so... Read more »

A Canoe Ride Through our Animal Shelter in Peru, Please Help

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With as many issues with fundraising and sometimes even keeping their doors open that some animal shelters have….arguably the problems are sometimes far more desperate in other countries. I can’t help but feel for the situation in the Amazon Basin at a shelter called Amazon CARES, located in Peru. I was surprised at even hearing... Read more »

Anti Cruelty Society Yappy Hour Driving the Midwest

Weimaraner holding court at the W Hotel on Lake Shore Drive
GMC’s Driving the Midwest Celebrating Anti Cruelty Society’s successful Bark in the Park event with a Yappy Hour cocktail hour (technically two hours).  Home town hero Dr. Sheldon Rubin was the featured speaker.
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Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Romney's Dog

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I wrote about Gov. Mitt Romney (as have others) traveling in his car several years ago with a dog inside a  carrier strapped to the roof of his car. President Barrack Obama (with tongue in cheek) at the Correspondents Dinner in Washington D.C. talks about that, and offers a peek at a new ‘Romney campaign... Read more »