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More Than 14,000 Places to Stay and Play | Use AAA’s new Petbook

More Than 14,000 Places to Stay and Play | Use AAA’s new Petbook

Release of new AAA PetBook edition means thousands of updated listings and the start of the next AAA PetBook Photo Contest

Does your ideal vacation include your furry family members? For many Americans, Fido and Fluffy are essential participants in family outings. But they can pose some challenges when it comes to travel arrangements. Concerns range from locating pet-friendly establishments to finding reliable trip planning information and advice.

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Pet owners prepare for flea season

Pet owners prepare for flea season

 

It's the peak of flea season and veterinarians say this year could be one of the worst, and some of the prevention products you're using may not even be doing the trick.

"I'd say we probably are in for a pretty rough season for fleas and ticks," said veterinarian Dr. Laura Braun.

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Tips for traveling with pets

Tips for traveling with pets

 



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How-to | Pet-proof your house

How-to | Pet-proof your house

 

 

They say that curiosity killed the cat, so take measures to protect your pets from harm around your house. Here are tips for pet-proofing your home.

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6 simple summer pet safety tips

6 simple summer pet safety tips

As the weather warms up, it’s important to remember that pets need a helping hand to beat the heat and have a happy and healthy summer.

“Most people associate summer with good times and good weather, but for pets, summertime can present dangers that are no laughing matter,” says Dr. Katherine Miller, director of applied science and research for the ASPCA.

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San Diego Veterinarian Warns Pet Owners to be Vigilant of Heatstroke in Pets

San Diego Veterinarian Warns Pet Owners to be Vigilant of Heatstroke in Pets

 

With summer just around the corner, temperatures are already hitting record highs for El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee. Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic, Inc. is warning San Diego pet owners about the dangers of heatstroke in pets. According to the clinic, vigilance and prevention are key to keeping pets comfortable during summer months. The clinic is offering tips to prevent heatstroke, including keeping pets in the cool air conditioning during the middle of the day, exercising pets in the early morning or late evening, and never leaving pets unattended in a parked car. In the event of a heatstroke emergency, the veterinary clinic provides urgent care.

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Pooches on campus: Colleges host dog visits, create pet-friendly dorms to ease student stress

Pooches on campus: Colleges host dog visits, create pet-friendly dorms to ease student stress

In this May 2, 2012 photo, law students Josh Richey, 22, right, and Lindsay Stewart, 26, play with Hooch, a 19-month-old golden retriever, right, and Stanley, a 4-month-old golden retriever, in between final exams at Emory University in Atlanta. Emory University is part of a small but growing number of schools that are going to the dogs, literally, to help stressed out students relax. From Kent State

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Cat saves humans from odorless gas

Cat saves humans from odorless gas

When a gas-powered water pump began leaking odorless carbon monoxide into the Keesling home, their cat, Winnie, began nudging her sleeping owners and meowing loudly. “It was a crazy meow, almost like she was screaming,” said Cathy Keesling. By the time she woke up, Cathy was already dizzy and nauseated from the fumes and her husband and son were unconscious. Thanks to Winnie, Cathy was able to call 911 and get help before anyone was seriously harmed.

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