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Traveling With Pets – Tips For Taking Them With You Or Leaving Them Behind


It's safe to say, many of you might be packing up and heading out of town for some much needed R&R or holiday fun.

So we wanted to provide you with a few pet travel tips and considerations, regardless of whether your cats and dogs will be joining you for your trip or staying behind.

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Topics: dog fleas, cat fleas, travel with pets, fleas in bed, Heartworm, Rat Bait, Rodenticides, Bug Bites, Sunscreen, sago palms

How Pet-Friendly Is Your Next Hotel?


Traveling with pets can be fun, but...

Now, more than ever, pet owners are finding it easier to bring their pets on vacation with them. With the emergence of VRBO, Airbnb, as well as an increasing number of hotels and motels opening their doors to pets, finding a place that accepts the whole family is becoming more commonplace. But just because the place you’re staying at is labeled “pet friendly” it doesn’t mean that you and your pet won’t get a rude awakening.

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Topics: dog fleas, cat fleas, travel with pets, fleas in bed, chocolate toxicity, Rat Bait, Rodenticides, sago palms

Fleas! How To Prevent and Treat Your Dog's Greatest Nuisance


If you have pets, you’ve probably experienced fleas or heard horror stories from others who have. Fleas are miserable pests that can wreak havoc on a household. Understanding how to prevent fleas and how to treat your pets if they become infested are the keys to keeping your pets (and everybody else in your home) happy. Fortunately, there are several safe and effective products that can help keep fleas out of your home and help to remove them if they're already there.

Prevention Is Best

Flea prevention is the easiest and most cost-effective way to deal with fleas - the costs and inconvenience of dealing with an infestation once it’s established are far worse than those associated with preventing such an infestation from taking hold in the first place. As with most things… prevention is better and easier (and cheaper) than treatment. Read More

Topics: Cat Health, Dog Health, flea control, dog fleas, cat fleas, flea treatment, fleas on dogs, Fleas on Cats, How to Get Rid of Fleas, Flea Bites, fleas in home, fleas on humans, kill fleas, killing fleas

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Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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