To: Poseidon’s Fans at Travel Animal Doctor

To: Poseidon’s Fans at Travel Animal Doctor

Hi everybody, this is Poseidon the cat, introducing myself to all the fans here at Travel Animal Doctor. My newly adopted pet parents have been enjoying my rambunctious ways for the past few weeks. My new sister Jade has been having fun running around with me.  I enjoy stirring up the home with antics at every turn. Yesterday I hid from Jade under the table cloth of the family coffee table. A sudden rush of energy started in my butt. I started wiggling it to try to keep my composure, but the rush was just too strong. I fixated my stealth-like stare on the target. Suddenly the rush of energy within me charged into my legs and without hesitation I bolted. My powerful pounce at Jade took the tablecloth with me. Thirty seconds later I was ensnared! In a heroic attempt to save the contents that were on the table, my trusty sidekick, the ground, caught the coasters, the glasses, the remote control and the wii controller. On impact, the objects cried in terror. A symphony of crashes resounded throughout the living room. Trying to break free, I wriggled and squirmed. I bit and clawed at the table cloth with all my might while my adoptive pet parents sat staring at each other in disbelief.  The evil table cloth monster had me in its grips and would not let me go. While at first I felt defeated, I decided this was kind of fun. Since the tablecloth was sheer I could still stalk my sister, Jade. I calmed myself and kept my eyes on the prize, Jade’s tail. I quieted myself and scrunched...
Halt Family Cole Slaw – Travel Animal Doctor

Halt Family Cole Slaw – Travel Animal Doctor

The Halt family cole slaw is an easy and quick healthy recipe you can make any season. Paired with veggie dogs, burgers, or a tasty casserole, this Halt family cole slaw serves as the perfect side dish alongside any hearty meal. The family cole slaw recipe consists of only a few ingredients, and any leftovers can be frozen for a later date. This recipe is a favorite vegan recipe from the Halt family’s arsenal, and the family enjoys the cole slaw year round.   Ingredients: 1 medium head of cabbage 1 green pepper 1 carrot 1 tsp. mustard seed 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. celery seed 1/4 c. water 1 c. vinegar Serving Size: 12 servings Directions: Grate the cabbage, carrot, and pepper. Add salt to the grated vegetables and let stand for 1 hr. In another bowl, mix water, vinegar, mustard seeds, and celery seeds. Cook mixture for one minute and cool until mixture is lukewarm. Pour mixture overtop of the vegetables. Completely mix the bowl of vegetables with the dressing. Enjoy your Halt family cole slaw!   My Review: I enjoyed making this family cole slaw recipe because it did not take much time to prepare. I was able to prepare it in the morning and stick it in the refrigerator for our bigger dinner later this evening. It is also a great way to get the daily intake of some extremely healthful nutrients. Cabbage is an extremely versatile vegetable, and it offers many health benefits to vegetarians. Cabbage is great for weight loss and is stock full of fiber and vitamins. It is an anti-inflammatory food, and is even...
Travels with Your Cat and Dog

Travels with Your Cat and Dog

Planning for holiday travels with your cat and dog? With the fall holidays just ahead of us, it is just the time to take a quick trip to see the family. If you are planning a trip, and traveling with your dog and cat, here are 10 handy tips for to road. Traveling with your Cat and Dog 1. Separation When traveling with multiple pets it is helpful to make sure they are separated for easy maneuverability on your drive. This allows easy access to a specific pet that needs your attention during the drive. 2. Food Ensure that any caffeinated beverages, gum and fast food are not in the vicinity of your pets. 3. Small Objects Take a quick look at the surroundings around your cage or carrier. Small objects such as lose screws, strings, nails, or rubber bands can cause major problems for your kitty if ingested. It is easy to miss seeing a small object like this without looking for them. 4. Hard Pet Carrier If this is a short trip, consider using a hard pet carrier for your cat. This will avoid harm of your pet and yourself during transport. In my article yesterday I mentioned to never put anything past an anxious cat. It would be dangerous if the cat chews through a soft carrier during the drive. Finally if you are stacking suitcases or objects in the car the last thing you want to do is have something fall on a soft pet carrier during the trip. 5. Keep Pets Occupied To alleviate stress from the trip make sure your pet’s travel areas are comfortable. Include blankets...
Flying with Your Cat Onboard

Flying with Your Cat Onboard

Have you ever thought about flying with your cat when traveling? My husband and I were flying home from a vacation when we heard over the airplane speakers, “There is an emergency with an animal. Are there any veterinarians on the plane?” As I had just graduated veterinary school and was not practicing, I was sure there was someone more qualified than I, to take the call.  Five minutes later, the flight attendant repeated the message. I appeared to be the only saving grace. I walked up the aisle to find a young couple traveling with a stressed out cat.  The cat had anxiously managed to chew through his cloth pet carrier and was sitting with big eyes in his pet mother’s lap. The couple looked up at me and asked if I could pill their cat.  I said I could, but would need someone to restrain him because cats don’t often take well to being pilled. Sure enough, the cat’s reaction to the pill was sheer terror.  The cat managed to jump out of the pet owner’s arms STRAIGHT AT THE FACES of the man and woman sitting behind them.  Luckily, the owner was quick enough to catch the cat in mid air. Next, the cat used the owner’s lap as a trampoline and diverted it’s escape underneath the seat of two people across the aisle a few rows ahead of us. The owners were frantic. The cat in face people were stunned. The people that the cat ran at next were frantic. That poor terrified feline soul was in a state of utter anxiety. Retrieving the cat from under the...
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