No matter how much you love travelling, you’ve gotta admit that there are few feelings like that you get when you set foot back on home turf after a spell away. Everything’s suddenly familiar again, and the surroundings just make you instantly comfortable – so the stresses of your travels quickly melt away, and you’re Read more about How To Re-acclimatize Pets After Vacations[…]
As dramatic pictures of the path being taken by Hurricane Florence as it bore down on the southern United States emerged, they put into sharp focus the need for all citizens – and pet-owners in particular – to have a robust plan of pet evacuation in place to ensure their safety. Of course, there’s nothing Read more about How To Prep Your Pets For An Emergency Evacuation[…]
Moving houses, or moving between houses when you’re heading off to your summer (or winter) retreat, is something that we humans get better at with practice. Often, it’s the same way with your pets – but there are exceptions to this, with some cats, in particular, finding it difficult to adjust to new surroundings. Their Read more about How To Get A Shy Cat Used To New Surroundings[…]
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Hunting dogs have been helping man gather food since time immemorial. Man may have been the original ‘hunter-gatherer’ – but without dogs to scent out and bring home the fruits of his efforts, our abilities to feed ourselves, and indeed our whole evolution, could well have been very different. As a result of this interdependence, Read more about Why You Might Need A Helping Hand With Sporting Dog Transportation[…]
Most dogs just love, love, l-o-v-e the beach.
But a recent sad story out of Florida has highlighted how their owners need to stay right on their guard when letting their pooch off the leash to enjoy some fun in the sand.
Dogs (and cats) aren’t able to regulate their body temperatures in extremes of conditions as well as we humans, so they just can’t tolerate the changes in temperatures which are found in a car – especially when the engine’s off and consequently, so is the air con.
As increasing numbers of families, of all sizes, as well as single people, are spending more time not only on their main vacation, but also on breaks at other times of the year
Until pretty recently, plenty of people were only too happy to consider taking their pets with them on a flight if they were heading off on an extended vacation, or even relocating.
But a whole slew of incidents involving anything from animals being mis-directed, to pets suffering and even dying in crowded, stuffy airplane holds which were never designed to carry live cargo, has thrown the spotlight on how desirable – or otherwise – it might be to transport pets by air.
United is imposing a blanket ban on transporting animals to, from or through four airports for a whole five months (May to September) every year. These are Las Vegas, Palm Springs, CA, and Phoenix and Tucson, AZ. United cites the high temperatures often recorded in these regions as the reason for severely cutting back on its offering to these cities – and it’s no coincidence that regions served by these airports are among the most regularly requested destinations or originating points for customers using Citizenshipper.