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Pet Travel Tips #SkypeMoments

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As you know, I’m the Skype ambassador for pets. We love to travel with our dogs Irie and Tiki as much as possible; they made most of the research trips for Texas with Dogs with us and they love nothing better than a car ride. I was recently interviewed by Kristen Kellogg of Border Free […]

10 Ways to Help Your Dog Enjoy Car Travel #ProTips

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This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors. We know that many people think that ALL dogs love to travel… …but, the more people we talk with, the more we realize that many dogs are reluctant to travel […]

10 Tips to Safe Summer Pet Travel

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Today we’re headed out on a getaway (and book signing!) with Irie and Tiki so we wanted to share a guest post from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, long vacation or even a day trip, be sure to check out this list of important travel tips! Pet-friendly, USA. […]

Saving Your Dog’s Paws with Snuggy Boots

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Is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Well, just think how that heat feels on your dog’s paws! In the above video, you can see some really alarming numbers about hot summer asphalt. Did you know an 85 degree day means 140 degree asphalt? By pressing your bare hand to the […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe On the Fourth of July

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The countdown is on to the holiday that so many dogs–and dog lovers–dread: the Fourth of July. This day of family fun ends in fireworks in so many locations and results in more pets running away than any other day of the year. Shelters are already bracing for the influx of lost dogs and cats […]

10 Travel Uses for Nutrish Tubs!

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Irie and Tiki go through a lot of Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™ wet food. As a result, we wind up with a LOT of plastic tubs, a reusable tub that also includes a lid. As the numbers began to stack up (I couldn’t make myself toss them), I decided to find a way to […]

Taking Your Dog to a Restaurant

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We love to dine out with Irie and Tiki whenever possible. It’s something we all enjoy, like yesterday’s lunch at Fredericksburg’s Altdorf restaurant. With two large dogs, it’s not always possible to take them but, as we learned in researching our Texas with Dogs guidebook, many restaurants are very accepting of large dogs on their […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Front Seat

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Think of distracted driving and you probably picture drivers on the phone, either talking or texting. (Don’t let me get started on that topic…) According to Distraction.gov, the official US government website about distracted driving, “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving….” […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe on Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond

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Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season…for people AND their dogs. We all know that Memorial Day weekend presents its own special hazards thanks to an increased number of people on the road. We just returned from a getaway with Irie and Tiki so we could squeeze in one […]

Keeping Muddy Paw Prints Out of Your Car #Kurgo

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We have to say that we’ve been strangers to mud the past few years…for the most part. Texas has been in a record drought so rainy days have been few…and VERY far…between. This week, though, we got some rain. It was such a novelty that our six-month-old kitten Lucky ran to the window, staring out […]

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