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    Vacation With Your Dog? 5 Tips If You Don’t Want to Hire a Pet Sitter

    Spending your vacation with your furry friend is not only possible, it could be fun, memorable and you can do it even if you feel being a little frugal these days. It is good thing to call in a pet sitter, if possible, to save your pet from the stress of traveling. A pet sitter will save you from surprise dog troubles and shocking pet fees. Some establishments don’t even allow pets inside their premises.

    However, if you want to set aside the pet sitter option, it is time to pack up your pet kit. Here are some time-tested and cost-saving suggestions;

    Plan in Advance

    1. Plot the Eating Stations

    Plan your trip ahead by marking pit stops as to where you could stop by. To save on fast food costs, prepare picnic food before the trip like fruits, beverages, of course your doggie pack, and cool water from home which your dog can use to drink to prevent illness. Also remember to never leave your dog alone in the car – there’s too much danger of heat stroke and death in a closed car.

    2. Research on Gas Saving Solutions

    This one is a big must when it comes to trips even if you don’t go with your pet. We all know that gas prices are really on the rise every now and then. To save gas and of course save money, you could plan ahead of time to search the internet for cheaper gas stations that are along your route. You would want to save as much as you can on trips.

    3. Prepare the Right Stuff for the Pet Kit

    Pack paper towels in case things get a bit messy, and bring extra plastic bags along too. Be over-prepared, if anything. You have to plan on stops for your dog. Since you are saving as much as you can for this trip, the last thing you would want to do is get fined for not picking up your dog’ mess.

    4. Make Lodging Plans

    If you plan on staying on a specific hotel, a cruise ship, or if you want to camp outdoors, call ahead and ask if the establishments willing and able to accommodate your dog. You don’t want to be shocked arriving in the hotel just to find out that they don’t allow pets inside. Some may try to suggest finding a kennel …

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    One Better Than Buying a Rabbit Run – Another Idea Pet Stores Won’t Tell You About

    Many owners are turning away from the traditional set up of the rabbit in a hutch in the garden. Hutches and cages are now often indoors and many owners also embrace the concept of free running ‘house rabbits’. This article explains the concept behind free running, some ways to rabbit-proof the running space and considerations for keeping the space rabbit friendly.

    What Is Free Running?

    Also dubbed ‘free range’, this is giving rabbits an area, room or even the run of the whole house to freely roam in. It’s popular with owners as rabbits have tremendous needs for daily exercise; this has been likened to the needs of a small canine. They simply can’t sit in their hutches all day without becoming stressed and unhealthy and free running gives them to space to properly exercise to their hearts content. It also allows for plenty of interaction – delightful for owners and beneficial for these sociable little creatures.

    Tips for Rabbit Proofing the Running Space

    Electrical wires must be encased in sturdy cable guards that they cannot chew through – otherwise they can and will chew straight through live electrical wires. Be aware what electrical or heavy/sharp items they could knock over and remove anything they could chew as little detached parts can hurt them outside or in their gastro-intestinal system. Protect your carpets with old rugs and give them a litter box with organic rabbit litter – they will learn to use it with a little prompting with rabbit  treats. Watch out for houseplants and household cleaning products – both can be utterly poisonous to your rabbit if ingested. Once you’re done some basics installing a litter box and clearing electrical wires, sharp objects, poisonous substances away, you still need to consider which other pets and people they can come into contact with.

    Who Else Uses the Space?

    Whilst there are no wild predators indoors, there are still plenty of ones you might not have considered. Normally placid cats and dogs may not be as obvious a threat as a pet python but they may still try to play or attack. Rabbits have died through shock even though their predator never laid a hair on them. Is there loud music or TV noise that could stress them out? Are there any kids around – don’t let them be in the rabbit’s running space without training, as rabbits have …