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Pet Travel Safety

My dog jumps at even the mention of the word car. Her tail wags, her tongue spills out, and I can instantly hear her nails prancing their way toward the garage door. Once we are in the car it is no better. She jumps from seat to seat, eagerly shoves her head out the window to smell the breeze, and gives relentless kisses to thank us for the ride. Worst of all, since she is a small dog, she has decided that any passenger’s shoulders are her own personal booster seat to see out the front window. She makes vet visits and general car rides a true driving test.

After two car rides with her it was noticeable that she makes driving nearly impossible and unsafe. Her constant movement is distracting and her choice of booster seat is less than convenient. If you have ever considered your dog a hazard on the road, consider these tips on how to make your car ride more enjoyable for both you and your pet:

  • Treat your pet like you would yourself and any other passenger. When you get in the car the first thing you do is buckle up. This should be no different for your pet. Consider an auto harness with a tether so that they are restrained in the event of an accident and are not distracting you while you drive. The Bergan® Dog Auto Harness with Tether is perfect for this scenario as it provides security, confidence and convenience at an affordable price.

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  • All dogs seem to love looking out the window, but it is more difficult for small dogs. If you have a small dog who loves to look out the window but can barely reach, think about a booster seat. This restrains your dog and acts as a booster so your dog doesn’t have to use your legs as a stepping stool. The Bergan® Comfort Sitting Dog Booster is a great option as it is quick to install, easy to adjust and offers a comfortable interior.

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  • If your dog is too big to be a lap dog but still enjoys its car rides consider the Bergan® Auto Travel Dog Barrier. This keeps your dog from being able to jump into the front seat by keeping them safely contained in the back seat. 

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Next time you take your canine companion for a car ride remember to treat them like any other passenger. Buckle them up and/or have them secured to one area of the car so you can focus on the most important thing – arriving to the dog park safely.

Show Your Pooch Some Howliday Love

It’s that time of the year when the air is crisp, clothes are added in layers, and houses contain the sweet aroma of home baked cookies. These mark the beginning of the holiday season. While you are baking cookies and slaving over the stove to prepare the perfect holiday meal for friends and family to enjoy, don’t forget a major part of your family – your dog. We know those begging puppy eyes can be so hard to say no to, so why not make them their own special holiday treat? This is why those of us at Coastal Pet Products have decided to make our pets a part of the holiday tradition. We took the time to create some no-bake howliday treats for our canine companions this season. Follow these simple steps to leave your pets barking for more!

1. Gather your ingredients. All you will need is 1 cup of pumpkin puree, ¼ cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of milk, and 3 cups old fashioned oats

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 2. In a bowl add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, milk, and 2 ½ cups of oats (the remaining oats will be used later).  

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3. Mix the ingredients together on high with an electric mixer. The ingredients should be well blended. 

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 4. Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, roll the blended mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and roll them in the remaining ½ cup oats. Place finished balls on a cookie sheet.

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5. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm, approximately 1 hour.

6. Give to your dog to enjoy!

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If you would like to reference the original recipe, please go to https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/366033-no-bake-peanut-butter-oat-dog-treats