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July 23, 2015

MINI Put Cameras Onto Puppies! You’ll Giggle At What Happens Next!

Mini_Put_Cameras_onto_Puppies-frontseatBecause we know you need a cuteness fix, here’s a great puppy cam experience you’ll want to share with your dog-loving friends.

Mini strapped cameras to the backs of four different dogs – Cooper, Turbo, Ziggy and Zaggy -- to give prospective MINI owners a dog’s eye tour of a MINI Cooper, offering an especially cute way to explore the iconic little car. Visitors to k9showroom.miniusa.comcan watch a variety of rotating external and internal views and also follow a link to see dogs that are available for adoption. Puppy fans can also “tweet a treat” and watch as one of the adorable furballs sniffs out treats that drop from a treat booth.

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April 02, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #10

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DO: Bring a complete traveling kit, including water.

In addition to travel papers, food, spill-proof water bowl, leash, a waste scoop, plastic bags, grooming supplies, medication, and a pet first-aid kit, pack a favorite toy or pillow to give your pet a sense of familiarity. Hollow toys you can stuff with food are ideal for quiet time in the car, campsite, or hotel. 

When it comes to water, the ASPCA suggests you bring your own: Opt for bottled water or tap water stored in plastic jugs. Drinking water from an area he's not used to could result in tummy upset for your pet.

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March 31, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #9

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DO: Protect Your Car's Interior!

If you travel frequently with your pet, you may want to invest in rubberized floor liners and waterproof seat covers, available at auto product retailers.

You can even have them custom-made to fit your specific car model.

This will help keep your car interior clean and fresh-smelling -- and hair-free!

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March 26, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #8

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DON’T: Let dogs ride loose in pickup truck beds.

The hot metal can burn a dog's paws, the sun and flying debris can hurt the dog, the dog can accidentally be thrown out of the truck if the brakes are suddenly applied, and the dog can jump out if scared or upon seeing something interesting to chase.

Instead, use a crate to create a safer space for your dog if you can't fit the dog inside the truck cab.

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March 24, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #7

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DO: Be sure you have Pet ID!

Make sure your pet has a microchip for identification and wears a collar with a tag imprinted with your home address, as well as a temporary travel tag with your cell phone, destination phone number, and any other relevant contact information. Canines should wear flat (never choke!) collars, please.

If you're traveling across state lines, the ASPCA suggests you bring along your pet's rabies vaccination record, as some states requires this proof at certain interstate crossings. While this generally isn't a problem, it's always smart to be on the safe side.

Be sure you bring a photo of your dog with you or have some on your cellphone, in case you need to identify your dog as your own.

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March 19, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #6

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DON’T: Leave your animal alone in a parked vehicle.

On a hot day, even with the windows open, a parked automobile can become a furnace in no time, and heatstroke can develop.

In cold weather, a car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.

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March 17, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #5

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DON’T: Feed your furry friend in a moving vehicle.

Even if it's a long drive, make sure you schedule regular food, water, and potty breaks.

Your pet's travel-feeding schedule should start with a light meal three to four hours prior to departure.

While many dogs travel best with an empty stomach, others respond better after eating a light meal -- especially dogs that have one meal per day.

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March 12, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #4

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DO: Make car trips fun.

Avoid his first “bon voyage” to veterinary clinics. Certainly do not make going to the vet the only time your dog rides in the car.

Take more pleasant trips to places like parks and beaches.

Set him up for fun moments, not despair and a sickly environment.

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March 10, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #3

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DO: Practice mini trips.

Although some dogs gleefully bound into the car, others seem to hate car rides. Before embarking on a vacation with your pet, it is always wise to get him used to moving vehicles.

Start by driving him around a block or two. Reward him each time he manages to stay calm after the short ride.

Gradually prolong the ride. If a blaring siren passes by and he remains calm, reward him immediately with a tiny food treat and praises.

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March 05, 2015

AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #2

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DON’T:  Allow your pet to ride with his head outside the window.

He could be injured by flying objects or debris flying into his eyes, and some dogs have even jumped out of the window of a moving car. "Turn off power windows in your car when your dog is in his harness, as they can be accidentally opened with a simple press of their paw,” advises Lauren Genkinger, president of Adopt a Golden Atlanta.

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