Dogs who enjoy car travel need not be confined to a carrier if your car has a restraining harness (available at pet-supply stores and from Saab Cars) or if you are accompanied by a passenger who can restrain the dog. Because most cats are not as comfortable traveling in cars, for their own safety as well as yours, it is best to keep them in a carrier.
Dogs and cats should always be kept safely inside the car. Pets who are allowed to stick their heads out the window can be injured by particles of debris or become ill from having cold air forced into their lungs. Never transport a pet in the back of an open pickup truck.
Stop frequently to allow your pet to exercise and eliminate. Never permit your pet to leave the car without a collar, ID tag, and leash.
Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car. On warm days, the temperature in your car can rise to 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, even with the windows opened slightly. Furthermore, an animal left alone in a car is an open invitation to pet thieves.
Monday, May 20 2013 9:33 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:33:14 GMT
When you first step foot onto Independence farm you feel like you're living in a children's book. You'll meet a lamb who spends his day snuggling with the bunnies, a blind hen who is kept company by herMore >>
When you first step foot onto Independence farm you feel like you're living in a children's book.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-05-13 13:41:23 GMT
Organizers are getting ready for the weekend festival that's gone to the dogs. Woofstock is a day-long dog festival at the Basin Harbor Club. The club says there's everything from costume parades andMore >>
Organizers are getting ready for the weekend festival that's gone to the dogs.More >>
Monday, April 29 2013 10:06 AM EDT2013-04-29 14:06:53 GMT
Jeanne Keefe recently noticed something wrong with her dog Scooter. ((Jeanne Keefe /Dog Owner "We do go for a morning walk before I leave for work. It's about a 15 minute walk, and he just wasn't up forMore >>
April is Lyme Disease Prevention Month. Vermont is among a growing number of states that are seeing huge increases in the black legged tick population.More >>
Monday, April 8 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-04-08 18:25:39 GMT
Service animals in our region can get a free eye exam next month. Registration is open for this year's National Service Dog Eye Exam event happening in May. And it isn't just for dogs -- other certifiedMore >>
Service animals in our region can get a free eye exam next month.More >>