Pet Airways to launch more routes

I just watched a commercial on youtube for Pet Airways. It looks really great. They are planning on increasing the number of routes, so I hope it proves very successful. Right now they are booked up 2 months in advance and are planning on adding 20 more cities to their routes.

Even though the airlines is only for pets (their people cannot fly with them), it is so much better than the alternatives.

I flew with Lily back in 1999 when my sister first adopted her and all other possibilities to get her from Iowa to Massachusetts fell out. She travelled very well, all things considered…but I would never put an animal in cargo again.

I remember watching her carrier out the window of the plane as they were throwing luggage all around her. It was pretty stressful. But she seemed to know that her forever family was waiting for her at the end of the trip and was extremely brave.

Even at Logan airport the day before Thanksgiving, she handled the crowds and the revolving doors without blinking an eye. It was a memorable trip….and a life-changing one for her. And a very sweet memory for me.

Puppy mills in Iowa

Last Saturday, Carol Griglione, the IA Director of HSUS came to Fairfield and spoke to a group of us about current legislation for animals in the state. We also addressed some of our biggest issues here in Fairfield and what actions we can take to strengthen local laws on animal cruelty.

One thing Carol said was that Iowa was third in the country in regards to having the most number of puppy mills. I knew MO was first, but didn’t realize Iowa was not much better.

There are some current puppy mill dogs at the Noah’s Ark shelter and I visited them this morning. They are very sweet and beautiful. 2 have already been spoken for and will soon be in their new homes. That means the shelter will be able to rescue more of these dogs.

Another statistic I found interesting was regarding contacting our state politicians on pertinent issues. As little as receving 5 phone calls is significant to them and they take these calls seriously.

Keep those phone calls coming!!!

Treating cats with FIV

One of our customers contacted us to tell us how helpful ThePetCheckup has been in caring for her FIV cat.

Although FIV cats can certainly live normal, healthy lives, it is a good idea to be extra alert about safeguarding their immune system. As with any chronic illness, the immune system has to be supported to keep secondary infections and other potential diseases from developing.

And that is just what ThePetCheckup does! Gives an early warning that something may be developing with your dog or cat before outward symptoms appear.

Other preventative measures to take with FIV are to keep the cat inside the house and feed them the best quality diet you can. Of course, it is not that easy to get your cats to eat a high quality diet as Chloe and Kate would be the first to confirm.