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 likelihood, you and your precious pet will be separated for the journey, even though you may be on the same flights. And as every doting pet parent knows, you don’t need four legs to suffer from separation anxiety. The entire time, you’ll be looking forward to that reunion.
One of the biggest concerns for parents moving to a new country is how they will help their children make new friends in a foreign land. Especially if their new home is very “foreign” – say, someplace in Asia. And it’s not only your human kids – you want your dog to make new friends as well. Play dates are a great way to introduce your pup (and yourself) to local dogs, people, and places.
If you and your family are relocating to South Africa, chances are good that you’re moving from someplace far away. That means you and your pet are likely to encounter flora, fauna, and other conditions that are very different from whatever you’re used to. With that in mind, what vaccinations will your family pet need to enter South Africa?
Ah, allergy season. How we wish it would go away – forever. Our pets heartily agree since they, too, can suffer from a variety of annoying or even debilitating allergies. And not all of those allergies are seasonal. Our pets’ symptoms are often the same as what we find in humans, and also like humans, it can be tough to pinpoint just what the problem is.
By now we all know how important it is to protect our skin from over-exposure to the sun. Those ultraviolet rays can burn our skin, causing problems from redness and pain to wrinkles and even cancer. But did you know your pets can get sunburn, too?
Summer is quickly approaching – if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, at least. It’s the season when we most love to get outside and do more “outdoorsy” activities with our dogs. While fun is always our goal, we have to remember that the natural environment holds potential dangers for dogs. Plants can be poisonous, and pests differ from one place to another.
In some countries around the world, including the United States, finding a boarding kennel for your pet is no problem at all. Dog or cat, your furry companion can overnight in any number of facilities with varying levels of comfort and services. But what if your beloved pet needs a place to stay while the two of you are traveling overseas? Or what if you’ve moved to a new country and need to board your pet?
If your dog or cat loves to inspect new things by licking or chewing them, you’re always worrying about what they might get into. Plants, for example, can be poisonous to pets just as they are to people. If you’re moving to a foreign country, you’ll be faced with a whole new landscape of potentially dangerous plants, both in the wild and in gardens.