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  • Giving Dogs Benadryl for Car Trips

    We give our dog Benadryl for long car trips, because of car sickness. The vet recommended our dog take 1 adult Benadryl. (She said 1 milligram for every lb. of dog.) The Benadryl makes our dog sleepy, and a bit out of it, but, he still will not sit or lay down in the car. …

  • Help with Car Sickness

    Ginger can be a big help with car sickness. You can either use ginger snaps or you can buy ginger capsules (find the appropriate dosage for your dog) also there are some commercial remedies for dogs for motion sickness that contain ginger. On Mythbusters they did an episode on motion sickness (for people) and ginger …

  • How to Help Dogs that Get Car Sick

    If your dog gets car sickness start be getting him okay with the cat. Just sit in the car together with the engine running and don’t go anywhere. Let him relax and enjoy the company and time with you. Increase the time you spend in the car until you can turn on the car and …

  • Don’t Let Animals Travel in Cargo

    It is not uncommon for animal fatalities to occur during a flight. The Air Transport Association estimates that about 5,000 animals are either lost, injured or killed every year on our nation’s airplanes. Even though a majority of pets arrive safely, serious and consistent problems have been documented on almost every major airline. The reason …

  • An Airline for Doggie Travel

    We flew with on Delta once and had no problems. They require a vet check within a week of the flight, but no one ever asked for ours. During a layover, we took her out of the carrier and one of the workers said we could hold her, but that she couldn’t be on the …

  • Dog Boarding Checklist

    There are probably more good places to board your dog near you then you think, as the really good ones don’t advertise a lot of the time. Before picking a new facility set up a tour and bring your dog(s) so you can see where the dog is staying, and how safe it is. A …

  • How to Become a Certified Pet Sitter

    If you want to become a pet sitter, there is no certification program, however, there is an accreditation program for professional pet sitters, through Pet Sitters International. The primary benefit of being a member in a professional pet sitter organization, such as PSI, is that access to insurance and bonding. When you pet sit for …

  • Dog Laws to be Aware of

    There are many laws pertaining to dogs, however they will vary depending on where you live. Many places have laws such as – Dogs must be leashed Fines for not cleaning up after your dog Fines for excessive barking Breed Specific Laws Bite Laws City or Town License requirements You also may not allowed to …

  • The Average Cost of Pet Insurance

    Depending on what you want covered, the plans range from $13-$30 a month. I took the $20 plan because it included a lot of tests, dental cleaning, etc. The only time I really have to pay for anything is when my dog has a health problem which would then require me to buy the dog’s …

  • Where to Find Complaints About Pet Insurance Companies

    I would suggest you do a Google search for pet insurance complaints… Recently on Dogster Answers there was a bunch of questions about one of the pet insurance companies; I Googled it and I was amazed at the number of complaints against one major company!

  • A Reputable Pet Insurance Provider

    I signed up with VPI when we first got my dog. This was my first experience with pet insurance and its been quite positive. Much easier than human health insurance! The plan I have is about $30 a month, but they pretty much pay for every visit, medication (including flea and tick meds, if needed) …

  • Should I get a doggie gate or a crate?

    Why does my dog prefer his crate to an open space with a gate?

  • Is a sweater enough to keep my dog warm?

    Will my pet be cozy enough with just a sweater on?

  • What are the best collars for strong dogs?

    I am looking for some that have a buckle or a metal clasp.

  • What are some good inexpensive dog toys?

    What are some good dog toys that will last for a while and won’t cost an arm and a leg?

  • Lost Dog: What You Should Do

    When a dog is lost, the most important thing to remember is to act immediately. Even a short delay may hamper your efforts to find your lost dog. And while microchipping your dog may have given you a sense of security about recovering your dog in the...

  • Tips for Finding Dog-Friendly Businesses

    Shopping with dogs, working with dogs and traveling with dogs present special problems as you try to negotiate retail and business activities with your dog in tow. But for those of us who want our pups to accompany us while we complete everyday...

  • Tips for Finding a Dog-Friendly Hotel

    It's not all that hard to find dog-friendly lodging world-wide these days, but all dog-owning travelers do still need to check, in preparation for any trip, if dog will be welcome to avoid bad surprises at the hotel check-in. The AAA has a...

  • Dog Health Insurance: Things to Look for

    Pet health insurance for dogs is still somewhat of a novelty, as only a small minority of dog owners currently invests in these policies. As the market slowly grows, however, it's gotten more competitive, with more and more companies offering pet...

  • Dog Microchips and Identification

    It's one of the worst things imaginable: losing a pet. It can make pet owners feel so helpless. The statistics are high and state that one in three pets will get lost. And consider that 90 percent of those that aren't identified won't be...

  • How to Calculate a Dog’s Age in Dog Years

    If you've taken in a dog whose age is unknown, there are some ways to determine his age.

  • The Best Types of Toys for Your Dog

    Are you trying to find great gifts for your dog amongst the millions of dog products on the market? Perhaps you're having difficulty selecting toys your dog will love? A brief introduction to some favorite dog toys and dog supplies will help you...

  • Dog Collars: Which is Best for Your Dog?

    Choosing the right dog collar is one of the most important decisions you will make for your dog. This dog collar buying guide should help you make the right choice. No collar or harness can function as a panacea for behavior problems (there are no...

  • Buying the Right Dog Carrier

    Getting the right dog crate while perusing the many styles of dog carriers can be daunting. As you plan for travel with your dog, two ideas should influence your choices: first, sturdy construction is critical and second, comfort inside will make...

  • Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

    Dogs love to travel. They are natural nomads, used to moving around in a pack and love meeting new friends. Learning how to travel with your dog requires some knowledge and adjustments, but after a trip with your pet, you will most likely agree...

  • Traveling Across International Borders with Your Dog

    Every national border crossing is governed by its own set of requirements when you take your dog on holiday. Most countries make such transitions very easy. DO plan for international travel with your dog, but DO gather all the information you need to...

  • Which Kind of Dog Bed is Right for Your Dog?

    Like humans, all dogs desire a comfortable place to relax. Choosing the right type of bed for your dog may be a bit overwhelming - with beds in every size, shape and color available, how does one go about selecting the perfect dog bed? How To...