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Don't Tranquilize Your Pet During Air Travel - There's Better Options

Allaying your concerns about pet travel is part of our job here at Starwood. We’re happy to do that because we’re pet owners ...
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How to Crate Train Your Pet for Airplane Travel

It may not be something that you’ve thought about, but if you’re planning to relocate at some point or do some plane traveling ...
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Keeping Up with International and U.S. Airline Pet Shipping Policies: The Ultimate Guide

This comprehensive guide contains the most current information available, but it is titled “Keeping Up” for a reason – things ...
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Starwood Alert: Puppy Scams on the Rise During the Holidays

For any true pet lover, few things are more reprehensible than puppy scams. Yet, sadly, the Better Business Bureau says ...
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Norwegian Air Pet Policies

Norwegian Air may not be one of the world’s most prominent airlines, but if you and your pet are international traveling ...
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How to Prepare Your Kids For Your Pet's Overseas Travel

The prospect of overseas travel is almost always exciting. You’re headed on a really great vacation. Or your family is moving ...
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Should I Feed My Dog Before Flying? What Else Should I Know?

It seems like a simple question – should you feed your dog prior to his flight, or not? You don’t want him to go hungry, but ...
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How to Know and When to Give Your Pet CPR

It’s a pet parent’s worst nightmare. Your beloved companion collapses. He’s not breathing. You can’t find a pulse. Do you know ...
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Ultimate Guide to Relocating Overseas with Flat-Faced Dogs and Cats

Introduction Any overseas relocation that includes family pets will be challenging. Pet travel adds considerably to your to-do ...
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Thai Airways Pet Policies

If you and your furry family member are headed to Thailand, you may be considering Thai Airways to get you there. Since every ...
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Paperwork Required for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Faced Dog

Every dog who hopes to move overseas with his family needs a passport. Not a little leatherette booklet like his humans use, ...
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Ultimate Guide to Pet Travel Carriers

Introduction Dogs and cats who travel on planes must be confined to a pet travel carrier, or “crate.” That makes sense, but ...
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Medical Requirements for Moving Overseas With a Flat-Face Dog

Health certification is more than a formality for pets hoping to travel overseas. That’s especially true if your dog is one of ...
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Medical Requirements for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Face Cat

Pet parents demand two things when arranging to move their beloved cat overseas – safety and comfort. But we tend to think of ...
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Airlines and Flat-Faced Dogs or Cats

Flat-faced dogs and cats now get special attention from airlines. Brachycephalic pets are considered special cases because air ...
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Alitalia Airlines Pet Policies

Alitalia – Italy’s official airline – is one of the smaller international carriers that transports pets as well as humans. So ...
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Paperwork Required for Moving Overseas with a Flat-Faced Cat

No matter what kind of pet you have or where you’re moving overseas, the will be paperwork. Probably lots of it. Foreign ...
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What Travel Conditions are Stressful for my Flat-Faced Dog?

Travel can be stressful for any dog, under the right conditions. Most pups love an interesting adventure, but a long plane ...
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Singapore Airlines Pet Policies

Although there are some similarities, every airline has a different set of rules regarding pet travel. If you are moving to ...
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What Travel Conditions are Stressful for My Flat- Faced cat?

Pet parents and pet lovers are coming to grips with the fact that flat-faces may be cute, but they also pose serious breathing ...
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What is Brachycephaly?

Oh, those adorable flat-faced pets. From tiny tykes such as Shih Tzus and pugs to boxers and mastiffs, we find our canines’ ...
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Air New Zealand Pet Policies

Air New Zealand adheres to the high standards set by the International Air Transport Association when it comes to care and ...
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How Does Air Travel Impact My Snub-Nosed or Sick Pet?

  As a pet parent, your Number One priority is your pet’s safety. Hundreds of thousands of animals of every description fly to ...
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Why Choose A Pet Transport Service To Move Your Pet

If you need to move your pet any significant distance, there is one simple reason why you should hire a pet transport service ...
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Is International Air Travel Safe For My Older Pet?

If your family will be moving overseas, it seems obvious that you will want to include your beloved dog or cat. But what if ...
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How to Bring Your Cat When You Move Abroad

Moving to a foreign country means a trip for the entire family, and that includes the four-legged members. Your kitty doesn’t ...
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Cathay Pacific Airways Pet Policies

Cathay Pacific Airways is Hong Kong’s official airline, serving destinations around the world. Via their integrated partner ...
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Air France Pet Policies

Air France welcomes almost all dogs and cats to travel in the passenger cabin, in the hold (what you might call “checked ...
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Finding a Vet in France

Vive la France! Here you are, about to move to the land of wine, cheese, and croissants. And your dear Coquette, your ...
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JetBlue Airline Pet Policies

Like all pet-friendly airlines, JetBlue strives to make travel safe and comfortable for companion animals. Their underlying ...
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Petiquette in France

So you and your pet are moving to France. That’s excellent news. Whether your precious Fifi is a petite, purse-size poodle or ...
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Adjusting to Lisbon with Your Indoor/Outdoor Cat

Many parts of Lisbon are intensely urban, so your high-rise kitty may be limited to your balcony for ventures into the fresh ...
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Dog Play Dates in Barcelona

Your dog adores you, we know. And he loves to do anything, and everything, with you. It’s all play to him. But, sometimes, he ...
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Finding Dog Walkers in Madrid

Walking your dog is just one of those things you do as a pet parent. It’s good exercise for both of you, and it’s a wonderful ...
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Pet Cafes in Munich

Relocating to Germany can be an excellent adventure, for families and their pets. The German people, and most public places, ...
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Dog Commands in German

You don’t have to own a German shepherd to teach your dog commands in German! Heck, no. In fact, if your family is relocating ...
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Pet Policies For All The Major Airlines

If you hoped this article would give you a simple checklist of all airline pet policies – everything you need to know in one ...
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Moving-In Tips for Pet Owners Relocating to UK

Getting settled into a new home can be lots of fun, even though it’s definitely a lot of work, too. You get to decide how to ...
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What You Need To Know About Moving Your Pet To...Germany!

The Germans love, love, love dogs. So if you’re moving to Germany and your family includes a canine, you’ll be in good ...
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Finding a Vet in Ireland

Lots of American expats are living in Ireland these days. Most are there for business, but it’s a lovely country to visit on ...
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Petiquette in Germany

Germany isn’t the largest country in the world, but it is quite diverse geographically. You and your dog will have no shortage ...
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Poisonous Plants in England

What could be prettier than an English garden? The British are renowned the world over for their love of landscaping, ...
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After Brexit: Pet Vaccination Update for the EU

Worried about how the Brexit situation could affect your pet’s journey to the EU? It’s confusing, to be sure. Technically, as ...
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Layovers and Transfers for Dogs and Cats at Heathrow Airport

One of the most difficult aspects of planning an international journey for your pet is making appropriate flight reservations. ...
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Favorite Dog Beaches in South Africa

Back by popular demand – summer! And what fun-loving dog and his owner aren’t looking forward to a romp on the beach?! If ...
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Social Dog Walks in Scotland

Scotland is bonnie, indeed, but you have to get out and about to really appreciate just how lovely the countryside can be. On ...
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5 Tips to Acclimating Your Pet to his Crate

Veterinarians and pet travel experts agree: the single-most important thing you can do to help relieve your pet’s anxiety when ...
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FAQs for Moving Your Pet Overseas

  Moving your family overseas can seem daunting enough, but what do you when your family includes pets? If this will be your ...
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Should I Sedate My Cat for Overseas Travel?

  If your cat has never flown before, you might think that sedating her will make her trip less stressful. But, is sedation ...
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Play Destinations in Dublin for You and Your Pet

  Moving to a foreign country can be the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s also a lot of work, with a lot of concerns. ...
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Social Dog Walks in Germany

Spending time with your canine best friend is fun, relaxing, and great exercise for both of you. It can also be a great way to ...
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Finding a Vet in Cape Town

There are so many details that go into planning your pet’s overseas move, it can be easy to forget that you need to look even ...
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Paper and Blood Work: What Do I Need to Move My Pet to South Africa?

Moving to South Africa is pretty momentous for any family. For families with pets, however, the complexities are greater. Of ...
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Cats and Crates: Tips for Comfortable Air Travel

  What makes you comfortable on a long flight? Soft music? A good book, or an engrossing movie? Maybe a petite pillow and ...
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Coming into the US with Your Pet? Know The USDA's Pet Travel Policies

Here at Starwood Animal Transport we talk a lot about how to make your pet’s overseas travel safe and comfortable. But what if ...
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Keeping Your Dog Warm in Germany During the Winter

If you’re moving to Germany, you can look forward to some pretty nice weather. It’s rarely hot in summer, but it can get quite ...
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Brexit and Traveling with Your Pet to the UK

What’s the deal with Brexit? Will there even be an exit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union by March 29, ...
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Pet-Proofing Your London Flat During the Holidays…or Anytime

The year-end holiday whirlwind is finally over, and life can get back to normal. But let’s reflect for a moment. A lot of pet ...
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Finding Toys and Treats Your Pet Will Love in Paris

Wow, Paris! Does your pet know how lucky she is to now live in one of the world’s most famous cities? When it comes to style, ...
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4 Steps To Leaving Your Dog’s Fleas Behind In Your Move

Your dog has fleas? Oh, dear. This needs to be fixed, and right away, for your pet’s sake as well as yours. If you’re planning ...
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How to Exercise Your Dog in a Coastal City Affected by Climate Change

If you live in a coastal city, you can enjoy the beauties of the beach as well as the ever-changing surface of the sea. What a ...
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Delta Tightens Travel Rules for Service/Support Animals

As of December 18, 2018, Delta Airlines has tightened rules that govern service and support animals allowed to travel in the ...
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Social Dog Walking Groups in the United Kingdom

If you’re looking for some friendly folks and equally friendly canines to go walk-about with you, the UK is definitely the ...
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What to Look for in an Airline Pet Policy

  Who knew you might have to become an expert on airline pet policies? Pet travel, by air as well as car, has increased ...
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Hawaiian Airlines Policies - Update 2020

Aloha! Are the Islands about to welcome you and your pet as new residents? Perhaps you’re considering Hawaiian Airlines as the ...
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Alaska Airlines Policies - Update 2020

When pets travel on Alaska Airlines, they go Fur-st Class™. Within certain guidelines, pets can travel in-cabin, as checked ...
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Lufthansa Airlines Policies

One of the first things you learn as you start to research which airlines might be available to transport your family pet to ...
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Will My Pet Get Good Veterinary Care Overseas?

Relocating overseas with your family is a big undertaking, and it’s exciting – especially when your beloved family pet is ...
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Insider’s Guide to Relocating Your Pet

  Introduction  Planning a relocation overseas with your pet sounds exciting – and it will be, once you get there. But the ...
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Can She Go, or Should She Stay?

In 2014, Sheila and Stuart Mitchell had an opportunity to move to Abu Dhabi from their longtime home in Buckinghamshire, ...
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What It Takes to Move a Pet Overseas

Pet ownership around the world has soared in the last decade or two. We adore our pets – sometimes beyond all reason. They are ...
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What You Should Ask Your Pet Relocation Company About Moving During the Winter

Many of us love winter. The pretty fluffy snow (especially if someone else has to shovel it), the skiing and ice skating, ...
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How to Choose Your Overseas Pet Relocation Specialist

For many people, moving overseas with the family includes pets. Our furry companions are part of our family, so why would we ...
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Safe Places to Go for a Swim with Your Dog in Singapore

When it gets hot – something it does pretty much all year in Singapore – our thoughts turn to water. A refreshing dip can ...
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7 Ways to Get Your Pet Ready to Move Overseas

Moving overseas requires more preparation than simply deciding what to take and packing it up. You have to get your family ...
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What to Expect When You Visit a Vet in South Africa

Taking your cat or dog to see a veterinarian in South Africa is really no different than visiting a vet where you live now. ...
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7 Products to Keep Your Pet Cool in the Summer

Summer’s warm weather is wonderful, but sometimes it is just too hot. Not only is that uncomfortable, it can pose dangerous ...
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Relocating Your Pets Together The Stress-free Way

Nearly half of American pet owners have multiple cats and/or dogs. So when it comes time to relocate your family, keeping your ...
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Pet Friendly Hotels in Italy

Oh, boy! You and your furry companion are going to Italy, to soak up some sun, revel in the millennia of history, and sample ...
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What to Expect When You Visit A Vet in Ecuador

Finding a great veterinarian for your dog or cat is always important. But when you’re relocating to a foreign country, finding ...
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What You Should Ask Your Pet Relocation Company About Moving During the Summer

Ah, summer. The busiest travel season by far. Under any circumstances, it takes time to plan an international move for pets. ...
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How Will United’s New Rules Affect My Pet’s Travel?

By now, you’ve probably heard that United Airlines has significantly changed their policies and customer requirements for pet ...
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Pet Cafes in Tokyo

  Pet cafés have sprung up in cities all around the world in recent years. It’s yet another sign of how attracted we humans ...
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Where to Take Your Dog For A Hike in Johannesburg, SA

Johannesburg, South Africa. Whether you’re headed there to visit, or you and your family are moving to Joburg for business or ...
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The Best Way to Greet Your Pet After Their Long International Journey

After all the work you’ve done to organize your international move, the final piece is a long journey to your new home. In all ...
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How to Create a Play Date for Your Dog in Asia

One of the biggest concerns for parents moving to a new country is how they will help their children make new friends in a ...
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Where to Take Your Dog For A Hike in France

What’s better than a holiday trip to France? A holiday trip to France with your dog! If you and your canine companion have ...
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2018 Update on Vaccinations: South Africa

If you and your family are relocating to South Africa, chances are good that you’re moving from someplace far away. That means ...
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What To Expect When You Visit A Vet In Brazil

Moving to a foreign country is no easy feat. The move itself is usually an undertaking of major proportions. And if your ...
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The Most Common Causes of Allergies in Pets and What To Do About It

  Ah, allergy season. How we wish it would go away – forever. Our pets heartily agree since they, too, can suffer from a ...
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Protecting Your Pets from Sunburn this Summer

  By now we all know how important it is to protect our skin from over-exposure to the sun. Those ultraviolet rays can burn ...
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Keeping Your Dog Safe Around Water

Summer is quickly approaching – if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, at least. It’s the season when we most love to get ...
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Boarding Your Pet While Overseas

In some countries around the world, including the United States, finding a boarding kennel for your pet is no problem at all. ...
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Poisonous Plants in Southeast Asia

  If your dog or cat loves to inspect new things by licking or chewing them, you’re always worrying about what they might get ...
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Pet-ercise: Top 4 Exercises Your Dog Can Do Anywhere to Stay Healthy

  Dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages need exercise, just as we humans do, to stay fit and healthy. Often, however, our canine ...
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Choose a Professional Animal Transport Company to Ensure Your Pets Safe Arrival

Traveling by air with your pet is not a simple process. You may be a frequent flyer yourself, but the rules and requirements ...
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2018 Update on Vaccinations: South America

South America has long been a destination for North Americans and Europeans looking for an intriguing holiday or a longer-term ...
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Where to Take Your Dog For A Hike in Scotland

You don’t need a Border collie or a Scottish terrier to go hiking with your dog in Scotland, but if you happen to have a BC, ...
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What to Expect When You Visit A Vet in Argentina

  As a pet owner, one of your first concerns upon moving to a new country is finding a new veterinarian for your dog or cat. ...
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Where to Take Your Dog Out for Dinner in Rome

With the warmth of spring and the approaching summer, what devoted dog owner doesn’t dream of taking their Best Friend out for ...
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2018 Update on Vaccinations: New Zealand/Australia

  If you’re planning an international move, you have to understand that things change. Countries such as New Zealand and ...
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2 Tips to Beat the Summer Travel Rush

  Depending on where you live, you might be hard-pressed to believe that spring is officially here, as of March 20th. Can ...
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What You Need to Know About the Emotional Support Animal Guidelines When Flying

  You’ve probably heard on the news about recent incidents on airlines involving emotional support animals. Perhaps you’ve ...
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How Much Time is Needed to Plan Your Pet’s Move to Another Country

Planning any international trip can be a convoluted process. If you’re actually moving with your family to another country, ...
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Cultural Differences in Grooming Your Dog Around the World

If your pooch has grown accustomed to regular pet grooming visits, what might happen if you move to another country? The ...
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Protecting Your Pet From Outdoor Snow and Ice Treatments

For many of us, winter brings freezing temperatures and snow. The cold is no fun, but the snow is a source of major excitement ...
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What Professional Pet Movers Know That You Don't

There are so many factors that have to come together to move pets safely and comfortably. Especially if you’re moving ...
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2018 Update on Vaccinations: Asia

If you will be relocating to a country in Asia with your pet, one of the most important tasks on your to-do list will be ...
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Review of the Top 5 Pet Crates for Relocation

  Choosing your pet’s travel container is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make if you are relocating with ...
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When to Sedate Your Pet and When Not To

There are times when our pets drive us nuts. They carry on, they vocalize, they refuse to cooperate. They accidentally (or ...
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Say “Be Mine!” with Dog Treats for Upcoming Holidays

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. We’re sure you didn’t give your beloved dog any of those fragrant, mouth-watering ...
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What to Expect When You Visit A Vet in Dubai

If you’re moving to Dubai for a job relocation and taking your pet, you’re in good company. Dubai is an international business ...
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How to Find Like-Minded Pet Parents in Spain

  Here you are, newly moved to Spain with your pet by your side. Naturally, you and your furry sidekick want to make new ...
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2018 Update on Vaccinations For Europe

You are your pet’s first line of defense against injury and disease. But you’re not the only one. If you plan to travel with ...
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Top 10 Pet Accessories for 2018

  As much as you love your dog or cat, it can be tough to be the perfect pet parent. In reality, pets are pretty easy to ...
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How to Keep Your Pet Fit and Trim in the Winter

  Correctly or not, many of us think of winter as the “sickness season.” Colds, flu, and the like are much more prevalent. As ...
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Finding Toys and Treats Your Pet Will Love in London

  Who wouldn’t love a chance to go shopping in London? Even the locals know how lucky they are, with plenty to see and buy in ...
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What to Expect When You Visit A Vet in Italy

Italians love, love, love their pets. And no wonder – they love all animals. One study showed 65% of folks in France and 75% ...
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The Risks of Relocating with Your Pet in the Winter

  An overseas move can happen at any time of the year. If you will be relocating with your pet in winter, you need to be aware ...
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Petiquette in the UK

Are you moving to London with your pet? Brilliant! Your furry companion will be most welcome, because the British just love ...
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Moving Overseas in the New Year? How To Have a Safe Move with Your Pet

We heard you’re moving to a new country in the new year. How exciting! But there’s so much to do and think about before you ...
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The Top 10 Holiday Destinations for You and Your Pet

As homey as holiday traditions are, sometimes it’s fun to go somewhere else to celebrate. And, of course, no celebration is ...
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How to Prevent Your Pet From Getting Sick During the Winter Season

We humans think of winter as cold and flu season. But our pets can become sick or injured, too, when the Old Man Winter comes ...
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The Best Ways To Travel with Your Pets During The Holidays

Holiday travel is a tradition, isn’t it? This is the season of get-togethers, from informal afternoon teas with fancy ...
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Trends in Pet Toys for the Holidays

All it takes is a walk down the aisles of any pet store or a quick online search to see just how popular pet toys and other ...
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Do's and Don'ts of Choosing Pet Safe Decorations

In our last blog, we talked about how to keep your pets calm and safe – distracted, if necessary – while you’re decorating ...
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3 Tips For Pet Safe Holiday Decorating

One of the most fun aspects to the annual end-of-year holidays is decorating. Some of us get an early start on that by going ...
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5 Things to Be Concerned About When Buying and Shipping an "Exotic Pet"

  When we write in our blog about shipping your pets, we usually talk about dogs and cats. They are by far the most common ...
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How to Safely Costume Your Pet For Halloween

Trick or treat! Some people just can’t resist dressing up their pets for Halloween. And many pets don’t even mind. Dogs, at ...
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Beware of Kitten and Puppy Scams!

It’s bad enough when con artists and criminals steal your money, but when they steal your heart, too, that’s truly ...
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Foreign Holidays That Can be Harmful to Your Pet

Some holidays are traditions that transcend international borders, whereas others are country-specific. So if you’re in a ...
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ALERT: Airline Pet Transportation Status to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, thousands of people are understandably anxious about returning to or leaving Puerto Rico ...
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How to Choose a Pet Sitter in a Foreign Country

  Finding a pet sitter can feel like a tricky business. Not just anyone will do when it comes to watching over your beloved ...
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Don't Eat That! - What Plants and Flowers Your Pet Should Avoid in Europe

Like babies, some pets explore the world around them by putting things in their mouth. Unfortunately, a number of tempting ...
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What To Do If You and Your Pet Get Separated

It can happen in an instant. One minute, your dog or cat is nearby, the next, they’re gone. It’s a heart-stopper for any ...
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Are You and Your Pet Ready for a Natural Disaster?

With wildfires throughout the western US, a parade of vicious hurricanes rolling through the southern US and the Caribbean ...
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3 Things Your Pet Travel Insurance Should Cover

With a million things on your mind as you’re getting ready to travel with your pet, it can be easy to overlook a detail such ...
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Best Walking Trails for Your Pet In Sydney

Are you moving to Sydney with your pet? You’re both going to love it. Australia is something of a pet-lover’s paradise because ...
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What to Do the First Day in Your New Country with Your Pet

  Today you’re waking up in a brand new country. Is this a dream? No, you’ve finally arrived at your destination after ...
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What Happens on the Day Your Pet Flies

  All those weeks or months of planning, and the Big Day is finally here – it’s the day your pet flies to his new home. Is ...
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What You Need to Do the Day Before Your Pet Flies

You’ve been preparing for your Big Move for weeks. Or, more likely, months if you’re moving overseas. You’ve sorted through ...
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What to Take With You from Your Old Home to the New for Your Pet

This is the second article in our five-part series on getting ready for an international move with your pet. First, we looked ...
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Here's the Countdown to Your Pet's Departure and What to Do When

If you’ve recently learned (or decided) you will be moving to a foreign country, your mind is undoubtedly swirling with ...
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How to Get Your Pet Acclimated to His Crate

Every cat and dog that travels by airplane must ride in an airline-approved carrier. Sometimes, small pets can ride with you ...
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5 Tips For Training Your Dog To Respond To Commands In A Foreign Language

  Although it may seem that your super-smart pooch hangs on your every word and understands what you say, the truth is that ...
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Pets Traveling Together? How to Make Them Comfortable

  We love our pets. So much so, that many families have more than one. Often, more than two. So what happens when your family ...
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A Pet Owner's Guide to Foreign Language Commands in Japan

The Japanese are notoriously smitten when it comes to pets. Where else (except possibly Disneyland itself) could you see a ...
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Pet Pests to be Aware of in Singapore

No matter where you live, there’s always something indigenous that could pose a danger to your cat or dog. Native plants. ...
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Summer Treats That are Good for Your Dog

Every pet parent knows you shouldn’t share “people food” with cats and dogs. But let’s get real here. It is impossible to ...
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Tips for a Fun (and Safe) Time at the Beach with Your Dog

Whether you’re taking the holiday of a lifetime to tour European beaches with your dog, or you’re enjoying the sand and surf ...
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Pet Cafes in London

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Either way, you can get your fill of four-legged pet time at any number of popular pet ...
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Ground Versus Air Travel for Your Pet

Ground travel is nothing new to pets. At the very least, your kitty rides in the car when she has to make the Dreaded Vet ...
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How to Juggle Weather Embargoes During Summer Travel with Your Pet

Stranded by the weather. Who knew that heat you’ve been craving all winter could throw such a spanner into your summer travel ...
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Island Hopping with Your Dog in the Caribbean

Dreaming of island hopping in the Caribbean? It sounds idyllic. But would you have to leave your beloved four-legged sidekick ...
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Are All Those Vaccinations and Shots Really Necessary?

Heading overseas with your pet? There are a number of things you must or should do to prepare your pooch or kitty for their ...
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How to Ride Your Bike Safely With Your Pet in France

Bike riding in France. It’s one of the most popular travel experiences, so naturally you’d like to take your pet along for the ...
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Pet-iquette in Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda are about as far as you can get from the Big City, physically and culturally. These tiny islands lie on ...
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6 Summer Vacation Spots to Enjoy with Your Pet in Europe

Vacationing with your pet is getting easier and easier. So, why would you want to leave your best friend behind, when you can ...
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Top 9 Facts About Pet Air Travel

It happens over and over, every day. “Fancy” pets travel by air to dog and cat shows. Household pets fly with their families ...
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3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool in the Summer Heat

If you live in the northern hemisphere, summer is coming on strong – at least according to the calendar. Summer heat is ...
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Pet Friendly Hotels in The UK

Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, almost half of British households have pets. We treasure our furry companions – ...
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The Best Dog Leashes and Harnesses

The array of dog collars, harnesses, and leashes available today boggles the mind. You have to choose something, because good ...
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Best Places to Dine with Your Pet in Singapore

What’s better than relaxing with a hot latte or glass of wine or enjoying a tasty meal at an outdoor café? Sharing the ...
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4 Smart Ideas To Make Moving Overseas Easier for You (and Your Pet)

Moving overseas is an emotional experience. You’re excited about the adventure – so many new things to see and do and learn ...
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QUIZ: Are You A Dog Person Or A Cat Person?

There are dog people and then there are cat people. Are you really what you say you are though? Take our quiz and find out how ...
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5 Tips to Help Your Pet Shed Pounds

There is no such thing as “pleasantly plump” when it comes to pets. Just a little bit of excess weight can create serious ...
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Dog Treats in the UAE

If you’re moving from the United States or Great Britain to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates, you’ll ...
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Pet-iquette in Germany

If you’re moving with family and pets to Germany, there is a lot to learn about your new home. Every foreign country has its ...
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A Pet Owner's Guide to Foreign Language Commands

Parlez-vous français? Tu parli italiano? ¿Hablas español? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? The ultimate in good pet-iquette anywhere in ...
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Pet-iquette in Italy

One thing that is universally true around the world is that every country is at least a bit different from any other. Some are ...
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Making Your Pet's Crate Comfortable and Safe for Their Journey

Sometimes, it is simply more prudent to put your pet into a crate for travel. It’s safer and, all things considered, more ...
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How to Acclimate Your Pet in His New Home

Introducing your pet to a new home can be a lesson in patience. Whether you’re bringing home a newly-adopted dog or cat, or ...
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How To Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies

Like their Fur Moms and Fur Dads, cats and dogs can suffer from allergies to any number of things. And the result can be truly ...
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How to Care For Your Pet's Medications While Traveling

It’s not uncommon for dogs and cats to take prescription medications, for chronic or age-related conditions. Giving them their ...
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Gifts for Your Pet - and What NOT to Give Them

We know you probably purchased gifts for your pet this past holiday season. Millions of pet owners in the US alone spent an ...
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10 Steps to Prepare Your Pet for a Move

Moving can be exciting, especially if you’re moving far away, perhaps even to a foreign land. But preparing to move is a big ...
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Emergency Kit for your Pet

Earthquakes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, winter storms. It seems that, no matter where you live, there’s ...
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The Best Food for my Cat

Even if you’re a seasoned pet parent, you may not realize how different cat and dog foods are. Like most of us, you’ve ...
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The Best Food for my Dog

Most of us are much more health-conscious than earlier generations. We’re living longer and taking better care of ourselves to ...
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Best Dog Beaches In Europe

Pet lovers around the world are traveling more often with pets in tow, especially their dog. And why not? Your best friend is ...
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What is Good Pet-iquette in Hong Kong?

Are you moving to Hong Kong? You’ll find it to be very cosmopolitan. In some ways, Hong Kong reflects its British ties, but in ...
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Pudge is Here!

Pudge, as you can see, is a most winsome guy, even if he is somewhat, well, pudgy. He has quite a story to tell. Here at ...
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How to Keep Your Pets From Overeating

There’s no such thing as a “pleasantly plump” pet. Too much weight is just that – too much. Just as with people, excess weight ...
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Worthy Pet Causes to Get Involved With

It’s easy to feel a gut-wrenching pain when you read or hear about the plight of defenseless, unwanted pets who are abandoned ...
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Why Choose A Rescue Animal As Your Pet

Most anyone who owns a rescue pet will tell you these animals seem to know they’ve been saved from a terrible – and ...
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How Your Pet Can Be A Good Guest When Visiting For The Holidays

What do we love to do during the holidays? Go visiting! If you plan to take your pet, you’ll want to be sure they are on their ...
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Noah, You Wouldn’t Believe This ARK

Several months ago, we wrote a blog article about the planned ARK at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. It was a preview of ...
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14 Holiday Treats For Your Dog and Cat

In our last blog article, we passed along some great holiday gift ideas for the pet lovers in your life. In this follow-up ...
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17 Holiday Gifts For The Pet Lovers In Your Life

Some people on your holiday gift list might be tough to shop for, but not pet lovers! We’re obsessed with pets, whether ...
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Holiday Pet-iquette In England/Ireland

Millions of people now routinely go traveling and visiting with their pets in tow. You can find pet-friendly accommodations ...
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Pet-Proof Your Holiday Decorations

“Ho, ho, ho!” says your dog or cat when they spy your holiday decorations. “What have we here? Just think what I can do with ...
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Buying A Pet For Your Kid?  Here's How to Avoid Heartache

Adding a pet to your family is a life-changing decision. It can be the start of a long and amazing relationship, unlike any ...
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Starwood Introduces Pet Protection Plan

So we worry about their health and safety. We fuss over what to feed them. And we spend amazing amounts of time and money on ...
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7 Tips To Finding A Vet During The Holidays

During the holidays, you and your furry family members may be headed over the river and through the woods to visit Grandma, ...
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How to Keep Your Pet Healthy in Cold Weather

If you think it’s tougher to stay warm and healthy in winter, think how your pets must feel. Now is the time to consider the ...
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How to Help Your Pets Have A Stress Free Holiday

Getting through the holidays has a lot in common with making a major household move, when it comes to stress and anxiety. ...
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Why You Should Keep Your Pet Away From The Thanksgiving Table

America’s favorite chow-down holiday is right around the corner. We look forward all year to turkey and all the trimmings – ...
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Benefits of Making Your Pet Famous on Social Media

Every pet owner thinks their dog, cat, ferret, parrot – fill in the blank -- is the smartest, funniest, most adorable and ...
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What's good pet-iquette in Malaysia?

In today’s mobile, global world, pet travel often involves moving from one country to another. Sometimes the move bring s ...
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What Time of Year is Best for Moving My Pet to Another Country

The decision to move overseas doesn’t always come with a choice of timing. If your employer says you are being transferred, ...
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