Top Tips for Traveling with a Special Needs Pet

Traveling with a special needs pet requires special pet travel plans

Hitting the road with a special friend can be amazing, especially when that co-pilot has four legs. There are times, though, when it may not be as easy as packing up and leaving town. Traveling with a special needs pet requires some extra consideration, but The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital are prepared to help you achieve travel success.

Recognizing the Risks

Understanding which pets might be considered special needs is half the battle. If you are not aware that your pet may be open to extra risks, you cannot do anything to help protect them. When planning a trip with your faithful friend, be sure to make an appointment to discuss your travel plans with us and allow us to perform an examination to be sure your pet is up to the task.

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The Big Chill: Keeping Your Pet Warm This Winter

Keeping Keeping Your Pet Warm This Winter is part of responsible pet care and pet safety

Winter winds are on the horizon, and with freezing weather and storms come many discussions about how to keep warm, safe, and dry. Our pets need to be included in these discussions too, whether they are indoors or outdoor pets.

A common misconception is that a pet’s coat will keep them warm enough to brave winter weather. But in truth, fur is not adequate protection from winter cold, wind, and wet. Animals are just as likely to get hypothermia and frostbite as their owners.

Luckily, with a few tips and some knowledge, you can help with keeping your pet warm this winter season. In fact, many of the same safety measures you take for yourself will also keep your best friend safe and warm.

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