Q: Will our dog recognize that we have a shiny new car? — T.U., Lincolnwood, IL A: Your dog will instantly realize this “moving machine” is different from the old jalopy. Even if your old car didn’t smell like dog to you, it sure did to your pet, and it also carried the scents of... Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.