A stroll on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France on a beautiful late summer day in 2015 (above banner pic)… nothing to worry about. But we all remember the mini van incident a year later… right? With terrorist attacks in cities that we’ve considered safe, political turmoil, and natural disasters wreaking havoc, it’s easy to feel like the planet is increasingly dangerous and hate is on the […]

I am actually surprised it has taken us this long to write this post. Not because we have a tendency to travel to dangerous destinations with (for example) unpredictable weather, but because Mom is an Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning professional.  As a result, this line of thinking is actually a part of our day-to-day thought process.  Not everyone has these “dark” thoughts on their mind when going on vacation but […]

Something people rarely think about when they travel is the potential for getting sick. Very sick. For we canines, the dreaded illness that immediately comes to mind is rabies – a horrid, lethal virus. Thankfully, this disease has been eradicated or all but eradicated in most countries. (Many countries have managed to eradicate rabies among domestic animals, but wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, and groundhogs still carry […]

Without wanting to get into the “for versus against” vaccination debate and without wanting to scare the heck out of you, Dear Reader, I think it is time we chatted about parasites and more. There are several nasty Bugs that you might meet on your travels and these are souvenirs you do not want to bring home. But first, a disclaimer: we are not vets or animal health […]