In addition to the preparations you'd usually make when going for a long car ride with any dog, you have to take into account the special needs that come with your dog's advanced age. Of course, we all love our senior pups and would gladly do anything to make their journey more comfortable.
What if your dog suddenly doesn't feel right during or after a car ride? Dog motion sickness is real, and it can happen even during the shortest car rides. Preventing canine car sickness, and even treating it, can help make that trip to the dog park or anywhere else a lot more pleasant.
There are times when we have to travel and our pups can't come along for the trip. At some point you have to just trust the Universe and have a good time, and that's easier to do when you know you've taken a few emergency precautions.
If you must travel with your old dog by plane, make sure you and your dog are as prepared as possible, and start planning well in advance so you can be ready to meet your senior's needs while flying and have a safe trip.
As much as you might like to bring your dog on your travels, sometimes it's just not possible or practical. And you may have used up all your pet-sitting favors from family and friends. It might be time to go shopping for dog kennels.
If your dog feels nauseous and ill or even vomits when they travel, then they may suffer from car sickness. Most dogs eventually outgrow it, and there are steps you and your vet can take to reduce symptoms and make your dog more comfortable. Here's what you should know.
For dog owners who love to travel, there's no longer the tough choice between hitting the road and spending time with a treasured pet. Hotels across the nation, and some worldwide, are opening their doors to pets and their owners. Here's what you should know.
Some airlines have banned certain types of dogs in the past, even if they're emotional support animals. Pit Bulls usually receive the brunt of this discrimination. But new regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation may put an end to breed discrimination on planes.
One of our primary concerns when traveling with our dogs is their safety and comfort, especially if they might fly in the cargo area of the plane. So should you sedate your dog if you're traveling with them by plane? The quick answer is no, and there are many reasons why.
I moved half-way across the country this year and had to drive two small dogs from Los Angeles, California to Des Moines, Iowa. I felt I needed to get something to help secure them in the car for both safety and sanity.