Travel with Pets

Tyson, the happiest camper.

Summer is nearly upon us, and with it vacations. In my house, no one looks forward to the family summer vacation more than the dog. Whether your idea of relaxing summer travel is a rental on the Jersey shore or hiking in the Canadian Rockies, bringing the whole family along, including hirsute quadrupeds, is part of the fun. Here are a few things worth keeping in mind. Continue…

I really wish you hadn’t eaten that. Part four, what anyone with pets should know about managing a toxic exposure.

Close supervision and understanding what can be a toxin, will prevent most pets from accidental poisoning. However, I know quite a few dog and cat individuals in our neighborhood who seem hell-bent on living dangerously, and in this post, I will try to summarize the best way to proceed when circumstances beyond our control lead to a toxic exposure or poisoning.

I am not proud to admit that my current canine companion, Tyson, required no fewer than 4 emergency trips to Animal Kind for eating something toxic in his first 6 months of living with me. I still wonder if ASPCA Poison Control has flagged me in their database for calling them so many times about my own dog. Continue…