Small dog accessories can make traveling with your pet much easier and
safer. There are many places where you can take your pet where he can have a
good time too. Take him on a fishing trip, to the beach, to the park, to visit
friends or even for a short drive. Before traveling with your pet, it’s
important to know that he can be injured in the same way as kids if you slam on
the brakes or if you’re involved in an accident.
For this reason, pets need to be secured in a vehicle to keep them safer
and there are several accessories available to accommodate this need. Small dog
car seats and baskets will help secure your pet and keep her safer while
riding. She won’t be flying into the back of the seat if you suddenly hit the
brakes or from one side of the car to other when you go around sharp curves.
If your pet doesn’t seem comfortable in one of these or refuses to use
them, there are other small dog accessories available. Try using a small dog
harness instead. Place the harness on your pet as normal and then slip the
seatbelt through the opening for the leash. This will strap him in and prevent
him from bouncing around while on the road.
Once your pet is secured, you can think about some of the other small
dog accessories that can make traveling even more enjoyable. Seat covers are a
great investment if you want to protect your car, truck, or van from claw marks
or any accidents that your dog may have. It can be hard to control the bathroom
urge when traveling especially if your pet is not used to riding in a vehicle.
Seat covers come in a variety … Read more
As the proprietor of a bed & breakfast in Oaxaca,
Mexico, I frequently field inquiries from travelers with plans to visit the
city who are intent upon bringing the household dog or cat along for the
vacation. They initially ask if pets are permitted in our guest level, and then
after receiving a reply in the negative, in a second email ask for names of
alternate hotels or other accommodations which do accept pets. The advice is
always the same, but the inquiries keep coming.
This pet lover and owner of a brindle boxer is not a pet
psychologist, nor professes to intimately know what’s right or wrong when it
comes to decisions about the household dog or cat (or one’s children for that
matter – lord knows we’ve made and will continue to make mistakes raising our
daughter), nor the impact that leaving a pet behind could have on the mutt or
his “parents” or “siblings.” However, there are certain
factors which ought to at least be considered prior to deciding definitively to
take Fido or Tabby along for the trip.
Yes, Some Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Oaxaca Do Accept Pets,
Including Dogs and Cats
Of course virtually every major tourist city in the
civilized world includes the odd hotel, guest house or bed & breakfast
which accepts pets, at minimum dogs and cats. Oaxaca is no exception. For
example, a couple of members of the Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast Association are
happy to extend invitations to the four legged. But most shun the thought of
even the possibility of a cat meowing or dog barking, and therefore having to
contend with complaints from pet-less guests. Certainly there are exceptions;
but what might it reveal about the quality of lodging if the owner is
struggling to rent … Read more
Sometimes when you are just strolling around the town you
will find yourself in front of a pet shop and it is usually very difficult to
look away once you make eye contact with one of the pets. They just gaze at you
asking to be taken home.
You may even stay for a while or go play with the animals
and then that look is even deeper. At that point you make a decision whether to
take the pet home or just continue on your way.
A lot of people decide to just move on. The truth is that it
can be very difficult to take care of a pet especially if you have a busy
Once in a while a person may be inspired though, and will
walk away with a brand new pet to care for. And even though it can be tough at
times, it feels good when they are there for you.
It is amazing how much joy people get from their pets. After
a day at work, coming home to a dog or cat or any other animal is so
Either they run to the door or just simply get happy to see
you come in and then you enjoy your time with them. Everyone gets such a kick
out of that feeling.
Adopting is even a step above just having a pet because you
are doing something really good. There is no way of knowing if the pet you adopted
would have ever been adopted or not.
Saving an animal’s life is a big deal and something that is
even more rewarding. That is additional on top of the joy you get from being
around your pet.
So if you choose to adopt from a shelter it is a … Read more
Exotic pets are
becoming more and more popular in the United States and around the world.
Exotic pets are any creatures that can be kept domestically that are from
somewhere else, have special needs, or are otherwise unusual. Boa constrictors
kept as pets qualify, for instance.
So do tigers, for some
of Hollywood’s rich and famous. But these are for the most part not everyone’s
cup of tea–not a lot of people want an animal companion that isn’t safe to let
out of its cage, as you can well imagine. It’s a frequent misconception,
however, that this is all that it means for a pet to be ‘exotic’. Not all
exotic pets are wild animals prone to dangerous behavior, and some of them fit
in quite nicely with a human family. Those that know this the best are those that
keep sugar gliders as pets.
Sugar gliders are tiny
mammals roughly the size of rats or squirrels. However, they are not rodents:
they are mammals. Sugar gliders are perhaps most similar to the flying
squirrels seen in some of the United States’ wooded areas, but their habits and
behavioral traits are quite a bit different.
It’s generally a good
idea to look up a few sugar glider photos to get a proper grasp of how they
look. They’re a little difficult to describe. Without a frame of reference in
the form of a proper image, they might come off sounding like common
rodents-which they are very, very far from. Gliders are adorable, with soulful
eyes and clean, smooth coats of fur. Their wingflaps extend from their forepaws
to their hindpaws, and allow them to glide. They’re also quite acrobatic!
What sets gliders
apart from most pets-exotic or otherwise-is their loyalty. Sugar gliders bond
with their owners in a … Read more
There are many
different ways to remember your pet’s death, however it is up to the pet owner
as to which method would be best to implement. Each situation and loss is
unique, so every individual must be deal with the loss of a pet in an entirely
different manner. From cremation urns to poetry, the loss of a pet can be
shared with as few or as many individuals as desired. The different ways to
remember your pet are as follows;
Urns consist of
different materials like marble, glass, metal, ceramic, bronze, or wood. They
can be personalized with a photo or plaque which better symbolizes the
personality and memories of your pet. Just seeing your little pet’s name or
picture will bring back an array of different memories and help with your
grieving. There is a variety of pet cremation urns available online.
Posting pet on the “net”
There are many
organizations you can join to post your pet’s name on their site. This will
help you share in the grief of your loved one.
Poetry is a good way
to help cope with the passing of your pet. It seems to “ease the
pain”, and can be shared “online” with others who are also
Using biblical verses
Many individuals can
find comfort in reading biblical verses in regard to their pet’s passing. Many
can be obtained online.
Displaying pictures of pet
Seeing a picture of
your pet really seems to help cope with your loss. There is nothing more
soothing than to look at a picture of your pet engaging in its favorite
activity. You can have a picture in your home, or post one online for others to
Donating to an animal shelter in your
Donating money, … Read more