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August 26, 2016

Happy #NationalDogDay from @AskPatty to all Dogs and Dog Lovers! #MakeADogsDay

AP_Pet_Travel_Tips-1-GettyImages_510339315We're a pet-friendly website here at AskPatty, and we appreciate our loving and loyal dogs, just as much as we know our readers do!

Subaru also believes that dogs make every day special, so they never stop looking for new ways to #MakeADogsDay. Whether it's a day at the doggy spa, time in a massage chair, playing on the slide, getting belly rubs, or playing in the mud, we can all think of special activities that our dogs enjoy.

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August 25, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Don’t Let Dogs Ride Loose In Pickup Truck Beds.

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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 -- and make sure to include lots of fresh water.

Get all eight Hot Car Tips for Kids and Dogs here at AskPatty.com

 

August 23, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Take Action to Save Lives

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KidsAndCars.org reminds everybody if you see a child or pet alone in a car, don't wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return: immediately call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

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August 18, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Create Reminders

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Put something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse, or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

Today's electronic devices make it easy for you to create a calendar reminder to make sure you dropped your child off at daycare. And as a backup, ask your babysitter or childcare provider to call you if your child hasn't arrived on time.

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August 16, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Humidity Is Also A Killer

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Heat is not the only concern; humidity can also severely affect pets.

"It's important to remember that it's not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet," says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

"Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly."

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August 11, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Avoid Heatstroke-Related Injury And Death

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Never leave your child or pet alone in a car, not even for a minute.

And, because a vacant car can look like a playground, make sure to keep your car is always locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own, and be sure to teach kids that trunks are for transporting cargo and are not safe places to play.

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August 05, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Even Cool Cars Get Hot Fast

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Leaving a child or animal unattended in a vehicle can lead to heatstroke and can kill in just minutes. It happens quickly: it can take only ten minutes to raise a car's temperature by more than 20 degrees. Even on a cloudy day, and even at an outside temperature of just 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees; imagine how quickly it can happen on a hot summer day. That’s why it’s so important to never leave your child or pet alone in a car, not even for a minute.

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May 22, 2016

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April 28, 2016

National Pet Month: Keep your Pet Safe While Traveling in the Car

Cat_riding_in_car-iStock_000078802733-Arseniy45-sOnly 10 years ago, about 19 percent of owners were bringing their furry pals along with them on road trips. Since then, that number has more than doubled, as 37 percent of owners say they take their dog in the car with them, rather than leaving him behind when they travel.

According to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. Of those, pets, 77.8 million are dogs and 85.8 million are cats, and an increasing number of these furry companions accompany their families on in the car.

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April 26, 2016

Pack Mentality: Tips for Traveling with a Pet

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Millions of Americans recognize that dogs are wonderful companions and bring their furry friend along on their travels. Michael Morgan of Seattle is one of them, and he has a very simple rule when it comes to travel: If his dog Myles, a 25-pound Puggle, isn’t welcome, neither is he.

Morgan is among the 62 percent of Americans who own at least one pet, according to the Humane Society of the United States, and thanks to the collective $50 billion they spend annually on their four-legged family members, destinations once off limits now welcome well-behaved pets.

In fact, a study performed by AAA and Best Western International revealed more than half of U.S. dog and cat owners said they take their cats and dogs when they travel. So whether you’re planning a scenic fall color tour, a holiday sojourn to relatives, or a summer road trip, Chevrolet is sharing these tips to make your travels more pet-friendly.

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