Travel http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/64/all en Options for Safe Car Travel with Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/options-for-safe-car-travel-with-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Whether driving five miles to the store or 2,000 miles on vacation, Pet Parents enjoy bringing their pets along for the ride. According to a 2010 AAA survey, only 17% of Pet Parents use some form of pet restraint. </span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/options-for-safe-car-travel-with-your-pet#comments Travel Dog Tue, 05 Oct 2010 22:19:29 +0000 171614 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips to Acquaint Your Cat with the Carrier http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-acquaint-your-cat-with-the-carrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p>As many Pet Parents know all too well, traveling with a cat can be a chaotic, emotional experience. PetSmart&rsquo;s Director of Veterinary Services Robyn Jaynes, DVM, offers&nbsp;tips on making your next trip &ndash; whether it&rsquo;s across the country or across town &ndash; a little less painless.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-acquaint-your-cat-with-the-carrier#comments Travel Cat Tue, 05 Oct 2010 21:54:50 +0000 171444 at http://mypetsmart.com Choosing a Cat Crate http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-a-cat-crate <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Carriers and crates are designed to keep your pet safe and secure. You have a number of choices available, depending on your particular needs.</p> <p><b>Choosing the Right Size</b><br /> When choosing the right size crate or carrier, keep in mind that it should be no more than one and a half times the size of the cat. There should be enough room for the cat to lie down flat, and to stand up straight and turn around.</p> <p>In general there are three different types of cat carriers:</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-a-cat-crate#comments Travel Cat Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:28:57 +0000 PetSmart 171503 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips for safe air travel with your pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-for-safe-air-travel-with-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Margaret Dinchak </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="Apple-style-span">If you're planning on traveling with your pet on a commercial airline, here are some tips to help prepare you and your pet for the trip and keep them safe during flight:</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-for-safe-air-travel-with-your-pet#comments Travel Other Tue, 09 Jun 2009 20:24:56 +0000 PetSmart 171398 at http://mypetsmart.com Boarding Your Pet? Preparation is Key http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/boarding-your-pet-preparation-is-key <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Planning a family vacation, but can't take your four-legged family members along?&nbsp;Boarding is a safe, dependable&nbsp;option. If you choose to board your pet while you&rsquo;re away, these tips can help make the boarding experience a great one for everyone, including you. </span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/boarding-your-pet-preparation-is-key#comments HealthCare Travel Dog Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:51 +0000 PetSmart 171012 at http://mypetsmart.com Traveling with Pets: How to Pack For Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-pack-for-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Mabe </div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <p>You can&rsquo;t take your pet along every time you leave town and there&rsquo;s not much you can do to lessen how much you'll miss your four-legged family members when you&rsquo;re away. But making sure your pet and her caretaker have everything they need for a pleasurable and safe time together can help lessen how much you worry while you&rsquo;re gone. Here are some suggestions on what to include in your pet's overnight bag:</p> </div></div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-pack-for-your-pet#comments HealthCare Lifestyle or fashion Pawpourri Travel Other Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:49 +0000 PetSmart 171018 at http://mypetsmart.com Hotels That Really Roll Out the Red Carpet for Pets http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/hotels-that-really-roll-out-the-red-carpet-for-pets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Terry McManus / PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span></span><font face="Arial" size="2">Several years ago, when my wife and I were moving from Chicago to Phoenix, we took our Schnoodle, Cash, for his first extended road trip. Somewhere in Oklahoma, we had to check into a hotel for the night. The first couple of places we inquired about did not take pets; so, thoroughly wiped out from driving, we made a command decision: sneak Cash into the third hotel - also pet-hostile.</font></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/hotels-that-really-roll-out-the-red-carpet-for-pets#comments Travel Dog Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:42 +0000 PetSmart 171389 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips To Prepare Your Pet For Storm And Fire Evacuations http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-prepare-your-pet-for-storm-and-fire-evacuations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Robyn Jaynes / PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <div> <p>During the chaos of a hurricane or an evacuation pets are at great risk of running away or being left behind. According to Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart Inc.&rsquo;s vet in residence,&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;the best way to keep your pets safe is simply to prepare, just as you would for the rest of your family.&quot;</p> <p>Dr. Robyn recommends the following tips to Pet Parents:</p> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-prepare-your-pet-for-storm-and-fire-evacuations#comments HealthCare Pawpourri Travel Other Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:46 +0000 PetSmart 171311 at http://mypetsmart.com Pet security: what should I do if my pet becomes lost? http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/pet-security-what-should-i-do-if-my-pet-becomes-lost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether it is lost or stolen, losing a pet is an agonizing experience.</p> <p>Even the most responsible pet owners can face unexpected circumstances that cause their animals to accidentally stray. This is especially true during summer when windows and doors tend to be open.</p> <p>The following are solutions if you've lost your pet&nbsp;and common types of identification that can mean the difference between life and death for your best friend. Remember, with each of these methods, it is imperative to keep your information up to date.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/pet-security-what-should-i-do-if-my-pet-becomes-lost#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Travel Dog Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:40 +0000 PetSmart 171280 at http://mypetsmart.com Find the right travel carrier http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/find-the-right-travel-carrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Carriers are designed to keep your pet safe and secure when traveling - be it an excursion across the country or just down the street. Your choice of carriers can be classified into two categories: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753758">hard carriers</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.petsmart.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&amp;kw=soft%20carriers&amp;origkw=soft%20carriers&amp;sr=1">soft pet&nbsp;carriers</a>.</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/find-the-right-travel-carrier#comments Adoptions Lifestyle or fashion New pet Travel Other Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:32 +0000 PetSmart 171241 at http://mypetsmart.com Prep Your Pup for a Day at the Office http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/prep-your-pup-for-a-day-at-the-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debbie McKnight/Accredited PetSmart Trainer </div> </div> </div> <p>How many times have you felt guilty about leaving Fido home alone while you go to work?&nbsp; You're not alone. Currently, about&nbsp;20 percent&nbsp;of businesses in the U.S. are pet-friendly, according to Pet Sitters International (PSI).<span>&nbsp; </span>Studies conducted by PSI have shown that morale and productivity in the workplace is higher when dogs are permitted.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/prep-your-pup-for-a-day-at-the-office#comments Training & Behavior Travel Dog Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:09 +0000 PetSmart 171134 at http://mypetsmart.com Safely Travel with your Dog http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/safely-travel-with-your-dog <p>No one wants to think about leaving their beloved four-legged family member at home when planning a vacation, but if you're going to bring your pet along for the journey make sure you are prepared to make it as safe and comfortable an experience as you can.&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/safely-travel-with-your-dog#comments Travel Dog Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:35:51 +0000 PetSmart 171074 at http://mypetsmart.com Safely Travel with Your Cat http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/safely-travel-with-your-cat <p><strong>By Car </strong></p> <p> When traveling by car, keep these things in mind:</p> <p><strong>By Car </strong></p> <p> When traveling by car, keep these things in mind:</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/safely-travel-with-your-cat#comments Training & Behavior Travel Cat Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:31:38 +0000 lmoore 171036 at http://mypetsmart.com