Service Dog Registration Of America
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Can I Take My Service Dog on an Airplane?


Yes. Service animals are welcome on all carrier flights. Service dogs include guide dogs and dogs trained to assist people with hearing, balance, and mobility impairments such as those in a wheelchair. 

Each airline has unique policies and rules about traveling with a service dog. A bigger percentage of airlines require you to let them know in advance if you are planning to travel with your dog. 

During the flight, the animal should sit on your lap or on the floor. The service dog shouldn’t block the aisle way or sit in emergency exit rows. The dog should be in your control at all times. You are not required to pay any pet travel fees when you are flying with a service animal.

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Dog Allergies – Treatments at Home and at the Vet


In an earlier post, we discussed some of the most common allergy symptoms in dogs. Like
humans, dogs can suffer from food allergies, as well as seasonal and environmental allergies.
Unfortunately, allergies themselves can’t usually be cured and it can be a long and frustrating
process even figuring out what your little friend is allergic to in the first place. There are many
treatments, both in home and from the vet, that can relieve your pet of the worst symptoms.
This is important not just for your dog’s comfort, but his overall wellbeing. Allergies that go
untreated can lead to infections that require more serious intervention.

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Do Dogs Get Depressed?


We’ve talked before about what intelligent and social animals dogs are. For the most part,
these qualities are exactly what make dogs such great companions for people. But dogs’
emotional intelligence and need for companionship means that they can be higher
maintenance than other pets. You’ll likely not see anyone concerned about the mental health
of their goldfish, but for dogs, this is a serious issue that many of them (and their human
handlers) struggle with. In this post, we’ll go over some of the signs that your dog might not be
in the best emotional state.

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Nose Work with your Dog


Dogs are very intelligent creatures, and like all smart animals, they need to be kept engaged. For some dogs this may take the form of high energy physical activity while in others it may be more lowkey. Regardless of how your dog expresses his or her need for a challenge, it can be hard to keep them engaged and entertained on days when you’re stuck in the house on a rainy or bad weather day.

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How to Treat Your Dog Right


There’s one thing that almost all of us are guilty of when it comes to spoiling our dogs: treats. Let’s face it, it can be almost impossible to say no to the little faces of our dog friends when they’re in full begging cute mode. Treats are, in and of themselves, not a bad thing for dogs. In fact, the right treats, at the right time, in the right amount, is one of the best ways to reward your little friend while making sure he/she is well behaved.

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