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Amtrak Pet Policy Now Allows Small Pets to Travel on All Midwest Routes

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Amtrak recently announcedthat they are now allowing pets up to 20 pounds travel with their pet parents on all routes in the Midwest. This Amtrak pet policy revision follows substantial track improvements to the route that spans the Chicago...

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Husky Service Dog Becomes Hero for Rescuing Abandoned Kittens

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In Menlo, Georgia, a Husky service dog called Banner began tugging on her owner’s dress and acting distressed while outside their home earlier this month. Her owner, Whitney Braley, knew that her dog was trying to tell her something, and...

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Rescue Dog Alerts Owner of Fire in Neighborhood

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Nicola Jones discovered a fire in a neighboring garden after her foster pet, a senior Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bailey, alerted her by barking and refusing to move. “At about 3 o’clock he woke up and started barking and...

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Moose Takes Self-Guided Tour of University of Utah Campus

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On the morning of July 9, 2018, the students of the University of Utah were greeted by an unusual guest hanging out by the J. Willard Marriott Library. A moose had decided to take its own little tour of the campus and explore the world...

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Halloween Safety Tips: What Not to Do to Your Pet on Halloween

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By Kate Hughes Halloween is a fun holiday for the whole family and you’ll likely want to include your favorite four-legged friend in on the celebration. However, it’s imperative that pet parents practice Halloween safety for...

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Pet-Proof Your Home

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Halloween decorations that we find appealing can be toxic or hazardous to animals. If you plan on purchasing candles, for example, think ahead about where you’ll place them. Remember that cats can jump onto counters and other high places. “Keep...

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Book Your Sitter or Daycare Center Months in Advance

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If you’re certain that your companion won’t do well at home, consider hiring a pet sitter or making an appointment at a daycare facility, advises Bennett. A lot of pet lodging facilities now offer Halloween parties for dogs, she...

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Decide on a Safe Place to Store Candy

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Halloween treats contain a number of ingredients that can compromise pet safety. Chocolate contains theobromine, which can be poisonous to your pet if ingested, says Dr. Zabell. Candy can upset the stomach, resulting in diarrhea or vomiting....

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Desensitize Your Pet to Halloween Costumes

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Start by choosing your pet’s Halloween costume carefully. “It should never limit a pet’s movement, sight, ability to breathe or ability to bark or meow. Be sure that the costume doesn’t have small pieces that could be...

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Plan for Pet Escapes

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Preventing escapes and pet emergencies is easier than having to locate a lost animal. Put pet safety devices in place, says Bennett. “Even with a dog that won’t usually run out the door, there are so many opportunities for it on...

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Decide In Advance What to Do About the Doorbell

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“The repetitive ringing of the bell, combined with the typical arousal most dogs have when it rings, is a recipe for reactivity,” says Belmonte, who is a certified professional dog trainer and author. She recommends disabling the...

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Create a Safe Space In Your Home

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Experts recommend keeping animals at home on Halloween. “While dogs are fantastic at recognizing faces, the additional makeup, masks and costumes can cause even the most calm and friendly dog to become scared. In addition, children get...

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Start Planning Months Before Halloween

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To increase your odds of having a safe (and fun) event, start thinking about implementing Halloween safety tips now. “We encourage our clients to begin thinking about what their ‘trick or treat’ is going to look like when the...

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8 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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By Paula Fitzsimmons We may love the scares and revelry of Halloween, but it can be quite a frightening time for pets. Elaborate costumes, ringing doorbells and toxic treats are just some of the things that can heighten pet stress and...

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8 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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Halloween can be a spooky a holiday for pets, so it’s important to take certain pet safety precautions to ensure their safety. Keep your pet happy and safe with these tips from veterinarians and pet experts.

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How Pet Parents Can Go Green

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By Lisa A. Beach Providing a loving home for a pet means giving them everything they need to be happy and comfortable. But you may be wondering how can pet parents take care of animals in a way that’s both in their best interest...

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How to Groom Long-Haired Guinea Pigs

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By LisaBeth Weber When it comes to small pets, many people opt for the cute and adorable guinea pig. Popular as a first pet, guinea pigs are typically good with children. There are many types of guinea pigs, but among the more unique...

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Make Pet Safety a Priority

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With any outdoor dog camping activity, always keep your mind on pet safety first. Dr. Stromberg reminds campers to make sure dogs are on-leash, have clean water and are not kept in overheated environments. “Never leave your dog...

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Pack Your Dog Camping Essentials

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When camping, don’t forget to pack for your dog’s needs as well as your own. Beyond “the essentials of food, bowls and poo bags,” Ehrman recommends bringing familiar bedding, an “insect- or pest-proof dog food container,”...

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Protect Pet Health With Vaccines and Preventative Treatments

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When taking your dog camping, you must also be aware of pet safety and health concerns that may not arise in everyday life at home. In the wilderness we find insects, wildlife, parasites and other dangers, and it’s always best to be prepared. “Before...

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Practice Recall Training and Campsite Dog Management

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When camping with dogs, it is smart to plan how you will manage your dog at the campsite ahead of time. First, make sure your chosen campground allows pets, and read up on the rules. And while it is strongly recommended that you always...

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Introduce Your Dog to the Camping Gear

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Your dog may not know she’s going camping, but you can help her mentally prepare for a dog camping trip. “In order to make the camping trip as low-stress as possible, introduce your dog to all the new and novel camping gear...

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Know Your Pet: Is Camping With Dogs Right for You?

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The first step before going camping with dogs is to realistically evaluate if it’s in your pup’s best interest. “Let your dog’s personality guide you,” advises Dr. Jami Stromberg, veterinarian and owner of Brooklyn...

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6 Ways to Prepare for Camping With Dogs

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By Maura McAndrew A camping trip is often the perfect outing to unwind, especially since you can likely bring your dog along. In fact, camping offers just about everything a dog desires—outdoor exploration, delicious food cooked...

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6 Ways to Prepare for Camping With Dogs

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What’s better than camping with dogs? Take your pet on a dog camping trip this summer using these pet safety tips.

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