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Thanks to DogFriendly.com, Traveling with Dogs is Easy!

Thanks to DogFriendly.com, Traveling with Dogs is Easy!

Originally posted 12/29/2008 08:00 AM

Before I found DogFriendly.com, it had never occurred to me that there are motels that take dogs. I'd seen my share of tiny dogs in laptop bags while flying coach, but except for the occasional cabin in the woods, we had never really traveled with our English Mastiff. But a couple of years ago, we were planning a cross-country drive and we couldn't expect Sofa, our dog, to sleep in the car. DogFriendly.com was the perfect resource for traveling with a dog, particularly one as large as ours. The site lists dog-friendly hotels and motels for every state, and that's only the beginning.

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Sleepypod Keeps Your Kitty Cozy

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Sleepypod Keeps Your Kitty Cozy on Excursions

Originally posted 11/18/2008 10:00 AM

I've been using the traditional ugly cat carriers for years – plastic top and sides, metal doors. You know, the carriers that evoke terror in any cat that lays eyes upon them. The instant my cat sees our carrier he makes a mad dash for under the bed because he's aware that a trip to the vet is imminent. How DO they know?

Well, I've officially said sayonara to the days of trying to coax my feline out from under the bed. The Sleepypod cat carrier is the most innovative cat carrier I've ever used – and, believe it or not, my cat actually sleeps in it even when doesn't have to.

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Bottled Water For Your Dog: Smart or Silly?

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Bottled Water For Your Dog: Smart or Silly?

Originally posted 11/07/2008 01:30 PM

While it's easy for you to refuel with some bottled water when you're out and about, what can you do when your dog is dying for a slug?

Pure Breed Products, Inc., has introduced bottled mountain spring water for dogs, called Aqua Pure Breed. Packaged in miniature dog bowls with watertight lids (pink for girls and blue for boys), the H2O comes from Adobe Springs, Calif., and can be delivered directly to your home for around $60/month (that's for 48 servings). The bowls are recyclable, but you can always wash and re-fill with tap or bottled water to conserve waste. There are also two enhanced formulas, "Healthy Skin & Coat" and "Bone & Joint Support," enriched with vitamins and minerals to provide additional nutritional benefits.

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Newborns Travel in Cozy Slings – Why Not Pets?

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Newborns Travel in Cozy Slings – Why Not Pets?

Originally posted 10/31/2008 10:00 AM

If a sling is safe and easy for toting babies around, then why not create one for a dog or cat? That was the philosophy of the makers of baby sling Baby K'tan, who have introduced "pet-wearing" with their new pet carrier, Pet Teek, a cotton sling that can be worn three different ways to carry pets of up to 25 pounds, hands-free.

Ergonomically designed, the sling distributes the pet's weight across the wearer's back, and creates a comfy pouch that safely envelops your dog or cat when you're out and about.

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Dogs Can't Disappear with Doggy GPS

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Dogs Can't Disappear with Doggy GPS

Originally posted 10/30/2008 04:30 PM

Think of this new product as LoJack for dogs. Zoombak's GPS Dog Locator is a gadget that can locate your dog in real-time and send you alerts via email or text, telling you exactly where he or she is.

The first step is to attach the 2.5-oz. Zoombak locator to the pup's collar – only pooches that are 15 lbs. and over are big enough to wear this device, which is about the size of a box of Tic Tacs (the company is currently working on a smaller GPS for felines).

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Forget Dog Carriers! Fashionistas Tote a Puppy Purse

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Forget Dog Carriers! Fashionistas Tote a Puppy Purse

Originally posted 10/29/2008 10:00 PM

You see them everywhere: fancy dog carriers hanging off the shoulders of small-pet owners by brands like Louis Vuitton or Juicy Couture. Countless celebrities have them and, truth be told, it can be easier to carry your pup in a bag than in your arms, especially when traveling. Sometimes, though, it'd be nice to let your dog be out in the open, instead of stuffed in a dark bag with little chance to breath in fresh air. Enter the Puppy Purse, a hybrid purse/dog carrier that's soft and lightweight, and features four small holes for your dog's legs to slip into. The padded strap can be slung over your shoulder or across your chest and also doubles as a leash, allowing you to let your pet roam free at any time (additional tote-bag-like handles are also included). Reps for the company say the set-up is quite comfortable for your pooch, especially those with arthritis, broken limbs or other medical problems. Retailing for anywhere from $35-$95 online and in pet stores, Puppy Purses are available in a variety of patterns and colors, and in sizes small to XXL.

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