Summer Pet Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

Summer pet travel.

Bringing your pet with you on a trip can definitely make the experience more fun and memorable. There’s a lot to get excited about, but as with anything related to your pet’s health and safety, there’s a substantial checklist that requires time and attention. We have some planning advice, essential details, and helpful tips to help you arrange the best summer pet travel itinerary.

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Summer Pet Safety: Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable

A woman walks her dog during the summer.

Who doesn’t love summer time? We’ve waited all year for hot, sunny days, endless blue skies, and loads of recreational activities to keep us fit, happy, and entertained. The best part is that many pets find themselves immersed in all the season has to offer. It’s important to remember that a pet’s level of fun is directly related to how well they are protected from risk. We’ve put together a few reminders for summer pet safety to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

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Easy Wellness Routine For Your Cat or Dog

dog and owner doing yoga

Just like us, cats and dogs can benefit from consistent and thoughtful wellness routines. It is important to establish a wellness plan right when you bring your pet home, as this will ensure optimal health promotion and disease prevention. As your pet grows, their health needs will change over time. The staff at The Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center have compiled a list of things you can do to support your pet’s wellness at any stage in life.

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The Heat’s On to Up Your Summer Paw Protection Game

A dog wearing protective paw pads.

When you are used to wearing shoes all the time, it can be easy to forget that your pet’s paws can take a beating. Especially in the summer months, hot surfaces can be an issue for tender toes. Not to worry, though, the Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center is here to help up your summer paw protection game.

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Five Fun Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Pamper your pet.

Whether it’s a dog, cat, or llama, you’re probably always looking for a way to make your pet feel a little extra special. Pampering your pet is not only a great way to show affection, but the extra attention and care may help you and your pet form a more lasting and meaningful bond. Here are our top 5 ways to let your furry, scaly, or befeathered friend know how much you appreciate them:

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Not So Sweet: Pet Diabetes and You

Pet diabetes.

Diabetes is a pretty common health issue in human medicine and many of us are familiar with what it is. Oftentimes, though, pet owners don’t realize that this potentially serious health condition can affect dogs and cats as well. The Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center knows how important it is to you to keep your furry friends healthy, and understanding a little bit about pet diabetes can help you to accomplish that.

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Your Pet’s Anal Glands and Where to Find Them

Dog crawling under bed.

Anal glands are located on either side of your dog’s rectum. When your dog defecates, the glands express a uniquely scented fluid onto the feces that identifies your dog from any other. When you see dogs sniffing the backend of another dog, they can tell from this scent if they’ve met before, if the dog is healthy, aggressive, and more!

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