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5 Ways to Help Prepare Your Dog for a Long Flight

It’s summertime and the living is easy. Traditionally, this is the time of year for vacations, beach getaways and just plain being away from the office. You love to travel, but you can’t stand the thought of leaving your puppy companion home alone. But do you really think your little buddy will be able to handle a long flight? Here are five ways to help your dog prepare for a long flight to ensure it remains cool, calm and collected during your plane ride. Make Sure the Airline Accepts Dogs First things first, you’ll want to examine the airline’s policy[...]

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How Do I Help My Dog’s Anxiety?

Does your dog appear fearful or stressed? Does your dog bark when leftalone at home?  If so, your pet may be suffering from anxiety. We tend to notice it more inour canine companions when they bark or destroy things. In either case, an anxious dog is experiencing a heightened internalresponse. Fear is an instinctual reaction which protects animals from threateningsituations. Some level of fear is beneficial to survival. Yet fear can alsobecome harmful when it manifests inappropriately. A persistent orexcessive fear of a specific thing or stimulus is called a phobia. Fear or dread in anticipation of a future event is[...]

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