Pet Care Away from Home: Pros and Cons of Dog-Friendly Hotels

dog friendly hotel pet careWhen you have a pet who you love to keep by your side, it’s always a comfort to find a dog-friendly hotel when you travel. But there are pros and cons to these types of establishments. It’s important to ask the right questions ahead of time to ensure that you don’t show up on the premises only to discover that your dog will not be taken care of or tended to in the way that you understood he would be. Read more

Does Your Dog Need a Flu Shot? Understanding Canine Influenza

dog flu canine influenzaTis the season for flu shots for humans – but does your dog need a flu shot, too? The canine flu, also known as the dog flu or canine influenza, is a contagious respiratory infection. This illness was only recently discovered in 2004 when racing dogs contracted the virus from horses. Outbreaks are sporadic, and they have appeared in nearly all the states in the nation, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous for your pet if he does develop the dog flu. Read more

10 Things to Look for in a Pet Boarding Facility

Pet boardingWhen you’re away from home and your pet can’t come along, you want a pet boarding facility that will provide as much of a home-away-from-home as possible so your pet is safe and secure, and you don’t have to worry about their well-being. Here are 10 important things to look for in a pet-boarding facility. Read more