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Keeping Your Pets Safe When Traveling

Keeping Your Pets Safe When Traveling

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

There’s good news for pet owners who want to take their pet along on their next trip. With more pets than ever accompanying their owners on vacation, a growing number of products are available to make traveling easier for pets and people.

To help, here are some tips:

Traveling With Small Pets

How to Choose the Pet That's Right for You

How to Choose the Pet That's Right for You

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

How to choose the pet that's right for you

What could be better than introducing a furry, fluffy, loyal pal to your life? There's no doubt that there are many benefits from owning a pet, but before you bring a dog or cat home, you want to make sure that your choice will fit in with you and your family. Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider, offers a few tips for choosing the perfect pet:

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy Throughout the Winter

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy Throughout the Winter

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

We hate to see our pets hurting or uncomfortable. If it's too cold outside for you, chances are it's too cold for your cat or dog, so be conscious of keeping your pet outside for too long in the cold winter months. Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider, urges you to take precautions in the winter.

Making Friends With the Vet: Why Annual Checkups are Important

Making Friends With the Vet: Why Annual Checkups are Important

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Taking your pet to the vet can be a trying experience. Some pets will find it traumatic, but it's critical to keeping your pet healthy and catching potential problems early on. 

“The best advice I can give is to get your dog or cat used to going to the vet when they are young,” says Randy Valpy of Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider. “Another great tip is to ask your friends and family for a referral.”

Choose the Best Food for Your Dog

Choose the Best Food for Your Dog

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Being a dog owner is a big job and ensuring that your dog receives the correct nutrition is a key part of that job. Here are some quick and easy tips that will help you make the best choice for your pet while they savor their mealtime with you even more:

’Tis the Season to Treat Your Cat

’Tis the Season to Treat Your Cat

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

This holiday season, as you're making a list and checking it twice; don't forget to treat your most loyal companion — your cat. 

According to a new survey conducted by Temptations Treats for Cats, you won't be alone. Nearly half of all cat owners go the extra mile this time of year to buy their cat the pawfect gift.  

Top Tips for Training Your Dog

Top Tips for Training Your Dog

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Sit. Stay. Heel. These simple commands can make a huge difference in the life of a pet parent. Whether you're introducing a new dog or puppy to the family, or you have a dog with some behavior issues, training can help ensure a well-adjusted pet and a happier family. 

According to the American Kennel Club, dog training can: