Category Archives: Traveling with Pets

Do you really need a cat sitter?

A kitten on a blanket

This week marks the beginning of the 2018 holiday season and with the holidays comes travel for celebrations with family and friends. Grandma may not have your cat on the holiday guest list, and other cats are just homebodies. With all the smart devices available to cat lovers, is a cat sitter really necessary when

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Making the Most of Your Pet’s Microchip

A veterinarian checks a microchip on a cat

The annual Check the Chip Day is Wednesday, August 15th. This pet health event reminds pet families to have the microchip in their pet checked by the staff in their veterinarian’s office to be sure it is working, as well as to update any information in the microchip database which links your pet’s microchip number to

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Summertime Travel Tips for Pets

A dog wearing sunglasses in a suitcase

Pet travel has been all over the news these past months from the changes in service animal travel regulations to the errant shipping of pets to destinations other than their planned one. Seems like there has been a new pet travel crisis reported daily. Managing pet travel from the veterinary standpoint has been challenging too.

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New Travel Regulations Affect Service Animals

An emotional support peacock

“Can peacocks fly?” “Pets on the fly” “Delta tightens the leash on emotional support animals” These are but a few of the clever headlines online and in print over the past few weeks regarding emotional support animals traveling in airplane cabins. The topic of traveling with emotional support animals came to the forefront when Delta

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International Health Papers: How to Avoid a Justin Bieber Epic Fail

International travel with pets is a complicated affair. Each country has its own set of rules about vaccinations, blood tests, deworming and microchipping. For island countries free of rabies, an elaborate scheme of testing and vaccination is required to prevent a dog or cat from introducing the disease to the country. Some families handle the

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