How to Keep Your Pet Safe While Traveling this Summer

Pet safety while traveling.

Summer is a time when people look forward to vacations, whether it’s an outing close to home or exploring new places further away. People naturally want to take their pets along to share in these adventures. As part of arranging travel plans, it’s important to first consider if your activities are suited for pets. Will you need air travel? How will your pet handle a hotel stay? Some pets may have a better time at home or in a boarding facility. If bringing your dog or cat along is a key part of making memories, traveling with your furry friends can be less stressful for everyone with some planning.

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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Zoonotic Disease

A dog kisses a man in the back of an SUV.

The fact that people can get really sick from animals is nothing new, but with globalization and human impact on the environment, zoonotic diseases continue to be a fairly significant threat. Zoonoses can include a wide-range of pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and of course, viruses. One of the many takeaways from the massive, worldwide coronavirus pandemic is that people are thinking differently about the spread of zoonotic disease and the ways we can keep safe from exposure and infection.  

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8 Frequently Reported Pet Behavior Problems

A smiling dog lies on its back on a bed.

Besides the fact that pets are the love of our life and have so many wonderful qualities, there are behaviors that… well, annoy us. 

Pet behavior problems are the overwhelming reason why many pets end up in shelters. Behaviors can range from mildly problematic to even dangerous, when there is aggression. 

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