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Dangers of Flying with Your Dog

NewsNet5 out of Cleveland recently did a story about injuries dogs are experiencing when flying on major airlines.  From 2009 to 2010, the number of injured pets grew by 90% on US-operated airlines.  Although the 55 animals injured in 2010 is still a small number, it is alarming that the number is growing so quickly.  I apologize that I don’t have comparative numbers to see if the total number of animals carried on airlines has also risen, so I don’t know if the percentage is better or worse, but I do know that at least 55 pet families were distraught after they arrived at their destinations.  Many of the dogs that are injured or die in flight are those with short noses such as Pugs and Bulldogs.

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Dog First Aid Guide Available from the Red Cross

October is National Pet Safety & Wellness Month, so I thought you might be interested in this training guide from the Red Cross store: 

Dog First Aid is a valuable resource for dog owners as well as dog handlers for therapy dogs, police K-9 units and search and rescue units.

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