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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

 

On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

Dog Gone Perry After Hours...It's a Business Thing!

Dog Gone Perry After Hours...It's a Business Thing!

It's a Business After Hours with a twist...bring your furry friends!

Thursday, May 26th @ 5:30pm

Rozar Park   1060 Keith Dr    Perry, GA 31069

$10/Member & $15/Non-Member

 

Who will take home the cutest, ugliest, biggest & the smallest awards? Only one way to find out, hope to see you there!

ALL ANIMAL TYPES WELCOME!

 

Now taking sponsorships! Contact the Perry Chamber for details, 478-987-1234.

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Many viewers are telling us that they're hearing the cicadas.

Have you seen any of these noise-making culprits? Some viewers are telling us they are louder this week than they were when they first emerged.

Send us your photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Organic… What does it really mean?

Organic… What does it really mean?

The term “Organic” has been used loosely in recent years, so I thought I would discuss what it really means and who can use it in the cosmetics, body and bath products..  First, the term organic cannot be used the same way as “All Natural” or “Natural.”

Organic is a term which is certified by the USDA National Organic Program.

The USDA-accredited organic certifying agent must certify the company before they can use the term “organic” and use of their symbol.

Go Fish: Admission Discount

Through the month of April, the Go Fish Education Center is offering a dollar off admission for all Houston County residents.

Just show your valid driver's license.

The Go Fish Education Center is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Winter Blanket Drive-By to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

To donate items that will benefit local shelter and rescued animals, drop off items at Southwood Animal Hospital or Perry Animal Hospital.

Donations will be accepted until January 2, 2011 at 5 p.m.

Star Bright Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. will distribute the donations to local animal control facilities in Warner Robins and Perry as well as to other local rescue groups.

Items needed:

old blankets and comforters
old towels
dog and cat treats/toys
large, used crates
large, used dog houses
leashes and collars
dog and puppy food
cat and kitten food

Southwood Animal Hospital is located on Moody Rd. in Warner Robins and Perry Animal Hospital is located on Courtney Hodges Blvd. in Perry.

For more information, call 478-213-4907.