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...
Spooktacular Boo-Berry Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor

Spooktacular Boo-Berry Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor

  This spooktacular boo-berry smoothie was the perfect quick and healthy breakfast for my husband and I on Saturday, to kick off our Halloween festivities. Following breakfast he and I got in the car and drove to Hollin Farms to pick our own pumpkin, apples and veggies. The farm was bustling with fellow Halloween lovers who had the same idea. Among the Halloween lovers were many dog lovers who brought their pets with them on their quests to pick the perfect pumpkins. Knowing that our dog, Jade, is allowed, we are eager to bring her with us to pick pumpkins next year. We spent three hours picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, apples from the apple orchards, and vegetables from the garden. I thank the boost of energy from the spooktacular boo-berry smoothie to get us through the event-filled day. The spooktacular boo-berry smoothie contains a nutrient-rich variety of fruits and veggies. Health Benefits: The kale, edamame, and walnuts used in the spooktacular boo-berry smoothie are great vegetarian food sources, rich in protein and fiber. Blueberries have strong antioxidant properties, and also are a good source of fiber. Blueberries support heart health, by helping to lower blood cholesterol. The Vitamin C found in blueberries and the orange in this smoothie also support heart health, as well as supports the immune system. Avocados support heart health, and is high in folates which lower the risk of depression. Ingredients: 1 c. kale 1/3 c. edamame 1/2 avocado 1/8 c. walnuts 1 mandarin orange 1/2 c. blueberries 1 1/4 c. water 3 ice cubes Serving Size: 2 servings   Directions: Put 1/2 an avocado in the bottom, which serves...
Traveling with Your Dogs- Travel Animal Doctor

Traveling with Your Dogs- Travel Animal Doctor

If you are planning to travel with your dogs, there are some things you should keep in mind. Are you planning a long road trip with your dogs? After years of traveling with dogs, I have learned there are some essential things to bring along. Follow along for 13 quick veterinary tips for traveling with your dog: 1. Buckle Up Safety first! Remember to put on their seat belts before you start your drive. When dogs get excited they may try to get in the front seat with you or impede your driving. 2. Car Seat Covers Are you concerned about getting fur all over your clothes? Do you pick up friends in your car and get embarrassed with the fur they get on their clothes from your car? Avoid getting hair all over the backseat by purchasing a car seat cover for your car. 3. Portable Water There are a number of bowls that you can keep in your car so that when you are on the move, your car can stay hydrated. I have seen a number of water bowls made out of material that can easily fit in a a car seat pocket. We use a water bottle with a lid that turns into a bowl from which Jade can drink. We also keep a collapsible bowl in a car seat back pocket. 4. Avoid Toxins Prevent unintentional pet poisoning. Make sure gum, fast food, and caffeinated drinks are not in the same vicinity as your canine friends. 5. Air Conditioning Keep your pets cool. You can avoid overheating by ensuring plentiful airflow to your puppy dogs. 7. Bathroom...
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