Putting on a Dog Harness The Right Way!

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  As we’ve written about many times in the past and talked about on our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, both Irie and Tiki wear Kurgo harnesses. They know when they see the harnesses come out that we’re headed somewhere fun! When we reach the destination, we’re able to use the harnesses and walking harnesses, […]

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm in Winter

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The winter season is only a few weeks away, and for dog owners in colder climates this means frigid temperatures, snow, ice and other elements that can potentially be harmful for pups. Proper precaution, however, will ensure your dog stays safe and warm during the season. Research the breed Take some time to research the […]

Infographic: 4 Things Your Dog Should Never Do In the Car

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We are so excited to unveil our very first infographic! We’ll be introducing a whole series of infographics created from our dog tips, all free to use on your own blog or social media sites. We’ve got an easy to use code box just below the infographic; just cut and paste and the infographic will […]

Keeping Your Pets Safe in a Disaster

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Today we have a special guest post about a topic that’s increasingly important as we get closer to the peak of hurricane season: disaster preparation. Whether you live near the coast or not, disaster can strike anywhere, anytime, so please take a few minutes to read this important post from Bonnie Joy Dewkett, a professional […]

Is It OK for My Dog To Put His Head Out the Car Window?

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From our reader mailbox: Is it ok to let your dog stick his head out the window of a car? Or is it too dangerous? We’re glad you asked this because it’s such an important question. We all see the joy that dogs get in sticking their head out the window of a moving car […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe During a Heat Wave

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This weekend, it was 105 degrees here…in the shade. Irie and Tiki camped out on the air-conditioner vents and didn’t even look up when we opened the front door. They had no interest in going out in the heat. They know and important fact: extreme heat is dangerous for dogs as well as for people. […]

Creating a Fire Evacuation Plan for Pet-Friendly Offices

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This time of year, the danger of fire is always on our mind, thanks to our ongoing drought and high wildfire risk here in Texas. It’s a topic, though, that is important everywhere throughout the year since fires strike homes and businesses every single day. Many of those fires impact pets. The National Volunteer Fire […]

Summer Health Tips for Your Pooch: Keeping Fido Safe in the Sun

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Today we have a guest post from Sara Stringer about an important topic as we all face the heat with our dogs! Staying cool and healthy during the summer is a challenge for all of us, human and canine alike. You already know how to keep yourself from succumbing to the heat. Do you know […]

7 Things Your Dog Should Never Do in the Car

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We love carrying our dogs in the car with us, whether it’s on vacation, a day trip or just to the bank’s drive-through window. But safety has to take priority on every trip, no matter how short. Here’s a list of seven deadly sins that you need to make sure you and your dog never […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe In a Hurricane

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As many of you know, before we were pet writers, we were travel guidebook writers specializing in the Caribbean. We traveled to the islands many times every year as we researched our guidebooks. Because of the publishing schedule of travel guidebooks (and because hotels host travel writers at a time when demand is lowest), most […]