Vet Version of A Cheap Pet- Friendly Vacation: Travel Animal Doctor

Vet Version of A Cheap Pet- Friendly Vacation: Travel Animal Doctor

As a spin off of the list made by my mother, Penny Claudio, today I wanted to share with you my hints on a safe and cheap pet-friendly vacation.  -Travel Animal Doctor If you missed her article, click here for some practical tips on traveling to see family so that you are welcome anytime. As a veterinarian, the first thing I think of when I travel with pets is the possibility of spreading disease to the other pets or even family members in the household, and pet anxiety. The following list will be things to remember when traveling with your pet to visit relatives from my point of view. 6 Reminders when Taking Pets to the In-Laws Remember your pet's dental care. This is just an important reminder that your pet’s oral hygiene is important. When taking your pet to see family they may love seeing her, but if her breath stinks they will not want to get close. If you can hardly remember to pack your own toothbrush and toothpaste at least remember those dental chews. Your pet is going to feel a little out of her realm so dental treats will be that special treat you use to get her into her kennel at night, and remind her that you are with her. At the same time these chews help control that build up of tartar on your pet’s teeth, and keeps the bad breath caused by the bacteria in her teeth at a minimum. If you are interested in the proper dental care for your pet, read more here. Is she being loud? In unfamiliar territory pets may get anxious,...
Want a Cheap Pet-Friendly Vacation? -Travel Animal Doctor

Want a Cheap Pet-Friendly Vacation? -Travel Animal Doctor

Learn to be a good houseguest and you are sure to be welcomed back anytime by your family. -Travel Animal Doctor If you would like to see a quick veterinary list of 6 things to remember when your pet is a houseguest, see “A Cheap Pet-Friendly Vacation: Veterinary Version” The Story. The bird song is in the morning air, early spring bloomers are starting to pop up, and the temperatures are creeping up ever so slowly even in the Midwest. Spring is here according to the calendar, and we are in the midst of spring break season. Before we know it summer will be here, and so will peak travel time! Planning a vacation is fun and exciting. Who doesn’t want to go somewhere exotic and adventurous, yet safe and peaceful all at the same time? There are endless possibilities from cruises, to guided bicycle trips, to backpacking across France! How about a week at Disney or an exclusive resort in Puerto Rico? Oh, yeah, you have a budget. The Compromise. Okay, maybe this year’s summer pet-friendly adventures will be visiting Aunt Stella in Chattanooga, TN for a long weekend, and your younger brother Tony in Hershey, PA for a week. It could be worse. Aunt Stella has always told you that you are more than welcome to stay in her mountainside home. Her place does offer good views of the area, and it is very peaceful on her back deck. You haven’t seen your brother Tony since he graduated from college two years ago and he does live within a few miles of that famous chocolate factory which has...
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