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Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

It’s allergy season (again). If your pup is suddenly itching more than usual, it’s very possible they suffer from seasonal allergies to pollen, grasses, or weeds. Seasonal allergies in dogs, like in many humans, manifest themselves as sneezing, runny nose, eye discharge, ear infections, and excessive scratching.  Diarrhea and vomiting may occur too, as can secondary infections that are often related to scratching or gnawing on paws. Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies, and if your dog is sensitive to natural seasonal substances, it’s practically impossible to remove the triggers. You can, however, help relieve some of the milder symptoms with natural remedies at home.  Allergens are most prominent in the early morning and late afternoon, so try to...

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What Is Happening?

What a time to be alive! (Translation: I have no idea what’s happening, or what I should be doing). Not even a month ago, I was ready to birth Cav Travels - a lifestyle brand that was supposed to be focused on dog-friendly travel, destination reviews, tips on flying with dogs, hotel get  it.  And then the pandemic hit. Social Distancing, uncertainties, toilet paper hoarding, borders closing, flights canceled...Ironically, Naomi Campbell’s viral airplane cleaning video suddenly became the only way to survive a flight virus-free. (If you were lucky enough to buy disinfectant wipes while they were still in stock, that is). “You’re not about to give people travel advice in the midst of a pandemic, right?” OBVIOUSLY not.For now,...

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10 Tips for Preparing Your Dog For Airplane Travel

Perhaps your pup is a frequent flyer, or maybe you’re just beginning to plan your first joint trip?! In either case, we hope these tips help you turn your flying expawrience into a great one! Here are our 10 tips on getting your pup ready for a flight in cabin: 1. Make sure to take your dog for a long walk/hike/run right before the flight, or as close to it as possible. (This will ensure your pup is tired and sleeps most of the journey). 2. Get a high quality dog carrier that your dog is already used to. (Make sure the carrier fits under the seat in front of you, and that your dog feels comfortable in it. Check with your...

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