Protect Your Pet from Toxic Plants

Written by Michele Webb

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If you suspect that your pet has eaten or consumed any plant that may be harmful or toxic, you should consult your veterinarian immediately and/or seek emergent care. When getting ready to plant items in your yard or before bringing home house plants you may want to researchrepparttar variety first to determine if they are harmful to your cat or dog. One other suggestion: consult your veterinarian to determine what emergency supplies you should have on hand in your home inrepparttar 142666 event of an emergency.

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The author owns her own website and is a member of a number of organizations for women Netpreneurs and business owners and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada USA with her two dogs. You can contact Michele at or visit her website at:

Pet Friendly Travel Ė 10 Tips for Hassle-Free Travel with Your Pet

Written by David Buster

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6 - Check with your vet for any recommended vaccinations appropriate for your trip - exposure to ticks while hiking, exposure to other dogs while boarding or heartworm prevention if your dog will be exposed to mosquitoes are examples of important preventative measures to take before your trip. If your pet is a dog, have an up-to-date rabies tag for your dog's collar. If you decide to day board your dog while on vacation, you may be required to show paperwork proof ofrepparttar rabies vaccination. 7 - Once you arrive atrepparttar 142561 pet friendly lodging, informrepparttar 142562 check-in person that you have your pet. You can inquire if there are any restricted areas where your pet should not be taken. Pet friendly lodging staff should be very accustomed to answering these kinds of questions and will appreciate your awareness.

8 - In your hotel room, condo, cabin rental or vacation home rental - never let your pet userepparttar 142563 furniture or beds to sit, lay or sleep on unless you've coveredrepparttar 142564 furniture or bed with your own cover. Place your petís food and water containers on a mat or newspaper inrepparttar 142565 bathroom, where cleanup will be easier. When staying in pet friendly accommodations, you may choose to feed your pet outdoors.

9 - If you'll be leaving your pet alone inrepparttar 142566 room or vacation rental, make surerepparttar 142567 front desk or rental agent knows. Be sure that you leave your pet secured in their travel container or crate if housekeeping staff will be enteringrepparttar 142568 room at any time to clean. You certainly don't want a housekeeper to enter and be surprised or even attacked by your pet! A pet may also run out ofrepparttar 142569 room when housekeeping enters if left unsecured.

10 - Be very careful in warm or hot weather with leaving your pet inrepparttar 142570 car. Even whenrepparttar 142571 outside temperature is only inrepparttar 142572 70ís or 80ís,repparttar 142573 interior of a vehicle can reach 100 degrees and higher, especially when parked inrepparttar 142574 sun. It doesnít take long at these temperatures to cause serious or even fatal harm to your pet.

Traveling with pets and staying in pet friendly lodging can be lots of fun - after all, your pet is part of your family too. Just using common sense and planning ahead makes for an enjoyable and surprise-free vacation.

David Buster is Vice-President of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of - visit the website for more on pet friendly lodging and to find log cabin rentals, vacation home rentals, condos and chalets, places to get married, discount hotel rooms, adventure travel and more.

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