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Petsguide To Travel

When you get down to it, what’s the point of travel if you can’t share the experience with someone special? More and more people have decided they’d like to share their travel experiences with their pet.

You’re Ready To Travel – But Is Your Pet?

There’s no need to fret – not when the new Summer/Fall 2009 Petsguide is here! This issue is devoted to travel, be it by car or plane. We talked with pet experts to find what it takes to prepare pets for a trip, and even how to find a good pet-sitter match should Fido or Fifi stay home while you are gone. You’ll also find tips throughout the magazine, from helpful travel accessories to must-know information you should have on hand once you leave the door.

Take a (Healthy) Bite of This!

Do you know what’s in your dog’s favorite treats? With Mercola Healthy Pets you’ll know what isn’t in its line of USDA-inspected products – chemicals and preservatives.

Springtime Safety

Spring is here! As we embark on springtime projects – gardening, cleaning, you name it! – we have to remember to safeguard our pets against plants that are benign to humans, but potentially dangerous to animals.

April, coincidentally, is National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month. In the spirit of keeping our furry, four-legged pals happy and safe to enjoy spring, here are some helpful factoids to keep in mind, courtesy of the ASPCA:

Heavenly Scents For Your Heavenly Creature

Ooh, la la, what is that smell?

Say “Hello” to Pepper & Tanky, a line of French cruelty-free eau du parfum for dogs.

Now, That’s Heavy: Pet Obesity

Pet obesity, especially among dogs and cats, has been steadily paralleling human obesity. Veterinarians and animal health experts said human behavior and lifestyles are partly responsible for fat cats and pudgy pooches ? they most likely eat how their owners eat, and exercise as much as their owners exercise. In the United States, more than 44 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats are either overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

A Little Definition

The pet food industry is vast, but one segment of its market has seen tremendous growth in the last few years: high-end, premium products. Several factors have helped propel this particular segment to the fore, from competition within the market, to the disposable income. Perhaps the strongest driving force is the anthropomorphism of pets ? that they are now, more than ever, considered as family members. Why shouldn’t they dine as such?

Throw Us a Bone, Win Some Cool Prizes!

The next issue of Petsguide Magazine is devoted to traveling with pets, and we’re seeking advice from the experts: you!

Kid’s Pet Parade in San Juan Capistrano

March 1: How awesome is your family pet?

Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 are encouraged to enter their pets ? furry, feathery or scaly ? in San Juan Capistrano’s Kid’s Pet Parade, one of the city’s annual festivities. There are several categories, and one lucky pair will have the chance to strut their stuff at the Swallows Day Parade!

The Mysterious World of Pet Nutrition

When we asked six pet food industry experts to give us the inside scoop on pet food, they told us everything we ever wanted to know (and some things we didn’t!).

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