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Top 10 Pet Travel Tips for Memorial Day
Date:5/19/2009

PurinaCare offers pet owners the keys to stress-free travel with your pet

SAN ANTONIO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Every Memorial Day thousands of families hit the road for a getaway. For those traveling with pets, additional preparation can make the difference between a stress-free holiday and a trip filled with anxiety for you and your pet.

PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance (www.purinacare.com) is dedicated to providing pet owners the tools they need to care for their pets. This Memorial Day, PurinaCare is offering Top 10 Pet Travel Tips to help prepare families and their pets for the summer travel season.

PurinaCare(R) Top 10 Pet Travel Tips for Memorial Day

  • Take updated vaccinations / medical records with you on the trip.
  • Carry a copy of your veterinarian's business card or phone number.
  • Pack any medications (including heartworm prevention).
  • Make sure your pet's collar has updated I.D. information.
  • Have a leash and harness easily accessible.
  • Pack containers of water for rest stops; plan to stop at least every two hours.
  • Have an adequate supply of pet food in a watertight container.
  • Never leave your pet in the car. Plan stops at pet friendly locations.
  • Look for pet friendly hotels and call ahead to make reservations.
  • For cats carry a litter box and supply of litter.

Information provided by:

William H. Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwriting Director of PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance. Dr. Craig brings 30 years in private veterinary practice to PurinaCare.

About PurinaCare(R) Insurance Services Inc.

PurinaCare(R) Insurance Services Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare Company - one of the leading global players in the pet food industry. As part of the Nestle Purina PetCare family, PurinaCare(R) Insurance Services Inc. promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. PurinaCare(R) Insurance Services Inc. markets and sells PurinaCare(R) policies as a licensed insurance agency. www.purinacare.com


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