Take Your Dog To Work Day: Pekingese At Work

 


Take Your Dog to Work Day” was created by Pet Sitters International in 1999 and was a huge success. Millions of people, some with Pekingese dogs, take advantage of this event every year. For one day every year, you get to enjoy the freedom of bringing your baby with you wherever you go. You can be happy that you are one of the lucky ones to bring your pet to work, instead of feeling guilty for leaving them at home. Yet, it is really important to be prepared to take your Pekingese with you to work, or out anywhere you might go. Here are some helpful things to remember:

Things to take with you:
• Leash – so you can safely walk them anywhere you are or allow them to go to the bathroom when needed
• Water dish – you want to make sure that you have plenty for them to drink throughout the day
• Treats & chew toys – to keep your Pekingese happy, no matter where you are
• Disinfectant towels – just in case of accidents or any other needs that might come up while you are out
• Plastic freezer bags – for accidents

Take Your Dog To Work Day

• Blanket or small pillow – to keep your Pekingese comfortable while you’re away from home

Take Your Dog To Work Day

It is important to remember that not all people love animals as much as you do. Plus, let people who sit near you know you are bringing your Pekingese to work with you. Ask about allergies so you can try to keep your pet away from those that my have health issues with dogs. And, make sure that you take frequent potty breaks, so no accidents happen. If an accident does occur, quickly clean-up with the disinfectant towels and fasten all in the freezer bags, so the smell does not fill the room.

Keep a dish with healthy treats and chew toys that your dog is used to eating close by so they won’t get hungry and they will feel more relaxed as well. Leave some on your desk for anyone who wants to feed your baby. However, keep in mind that today is not a good day for a sick dog, so don’t allow your Peke to be overfed. Provide water in their bowl, safely under your desk so they know it is okay to drink. And let them know it is okay to rest on their favorite pillow or blanket while you work.

Probably the last, yet most important thing to think about how happy is your dog going to be with you at work, or would they be happier at home. Many dogs do not enjoy a change in their daily routines, so consider if Take Your Dog To Work Day is a good idea for your pet before you leave the house. This is especially true if you have a chaotic workday or are constantly in meetings or other places where your dog cannot go. But, some Pekingese dogs love the attention so much, they would be happy working every day and are perfectly happy to go along with you wherever you go.

Have you taken your Peke to work with you? Comment below and let us know some of the do’s and don’t’s that you found out by taking your pet to work…

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6 Secrets To Traveling With Your Pekingese This Holiday Season

Traveling with your Pekingese can be tricky if you aren’t sure how to take a small dog with you. If you learn a few tips and tricks however, you will find that taking your Peke with you can become something truly fun for everyone. Here are 6 secrets to traveling with your Pekingese that will help you out, no matter where you are going this holiday season:

Traveling With Your Pekingese

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 Traveling With Your Pekingese

Traveling With Your Pekingese

Before any trip, it’s always a great idea to make sure that your Pekingese is smelling good and looking good. No one likes to be around a stinky dog, so if you groom your Peke before you head out, everyone will be happier. You can do this the day before you leave as well so you aren’t stressed about doing it when you’re trying to get everything else ready to go.

Have The Right Bag

Yes, this is an excuse to go shopping. You want to have the right bag to take your Pekingese with you, and there are tons to choose from. You’ll want to have one that is easy to carry, offers places for your small needed items too, and gives your Peke a comfortable place to rest while you’re away. Depending on how you are traveling, you may need one that is airline approved or sturdy enough for a long car ride.

Get Used To It

Once you have your bag, we recommend letting your Peke get used to it before you try to put them in it for a long period of time. Let them enjoy just playing in it for a bit, take them to the store on a quick outting, and so on. The more time that they can spend in it, the better they will feel when the trip is longer.

Comfort Is Key

You want your dog to be comfortable while you travel and feel safe as well. Make sure that your bag has a comfortable bottom, such as sheepskin, fleece, or another soft material. You might also want to put in a tshirt of yours so that they can smell you and feel better when they are somewhere they don’t recognize.

Keep Warm – Or Cool

Make sure that your dog has plenty to keep him or her warm while you travel so that they don’t get sick. If you’re traveling somewhere warm or will be in a car with a heater, make sure that you have a way to give them water and ensure that they are kept cool. The last thing you want is a sick baby while you’re away.

Take Potty Breaks As Often As You Can

When you’re traveling, you know when you need to stop and use the restroom. So when you stop, find a place for your dog to go as well. Remember that they have a smaller bladder than you do, and will need to go more. Plus, accidents when driving or flying are never a fun thing.

Your Pekingese will love going anywhere with you, no matter where you are headed. But getting them used to traveling and considering all of the problems that can arise will help you head off any issues when you’re away from home. Just remember that traveling with your Pekingese doesn’t have to be a stressful time, it should be just as enjoyable as a drive in the country.

Have a traveling tip for other Pekingese owners? Make sure that you comment below and share it with everyone.

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Dog Friendly Travel: Taking Your Pekingese With You

Dog friendly travel is becoming much easier than it used to be as more and more people take their furry family member with them all over the world. If you have never traveled with your pooch before, there are a few tips that you should know before you head out. According to the AKC, here are several tips that you should always remember when traveling with your Pekingese:

Dog friendly travel

Health And Safety Tips

Dog friendly travel

Dog friendly travel

1. Check Ups – Take your Pekingese to your normal vet before you head out on your travels, especially if you are headed out for a long period of time. If you’re traveling on any airline, they will require that you have a health certification before your pet is allowed on board. You can also get copies of your dog’s shot records, just in case anything happens.

2. Packing – Make sure that you are taking enough of your pet’s normal food with you when you travel. You can’t always count that the stores there will have it and you don’t want to change your pet’s food when you’re away from home and possibly cause intestinal upset. You might also consider taking along some local bottled water if your Pekingese drinks tap water or purchasing bottled water when you arrive.

Identification

Yes, even your dog needs ID when you travel. Here are some tips to remember:
1. At the vet, make sure that you get a current record of your dog’s shots and have it with you at all times.
2. Have a recent picture of your dog with you or snap a new one on your cell phone just in case they get lost.
3. Have a good sturdy leash and collar with ID tags on it with your name and phone number as well as the dog’s name.
4. Talk with your vet about a microchip in your Pekingese, it can help locate them faster if they are lost or stolen.

Crate Travel

If you have to take your pet in a crate, here are some excellent tips to keep your Pekingese safe from harm:
1. Have a crate large enough for your dog to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably in.
2. The crate you choose should be very sturdy and have plenty of reinforced handles and grips without any protrusions inside that could hurt your dog.
3. You want a crate that has a leak-proof bottom and the bottom should be covered with an absorbent material that won’t irritate your dog’s skin.
4. Label your crate with plenty of “Live Animal” stickers with the arrows pointing up to the top of the crate.
5. Ventilation holes should be plentiful to allow in plenty of fresh air but not so many that they compromise the strength of the crate.
6. Take along your dog’s favorite blankets, toys, and other items to help ease the stress of travel in a crate.

Car Travel

For those heading out by car, here are some tips to help the ride go smoothly:
1. Make sure that your dog is comfortable in the car before you head out for a long ride. Take them with you on several short rides first if you don’t already.
2. Make sure that you keep the car well ventilated at all times while you’re traveling with your Pekingese.
3. Stop often for bathroom breaks so there aren’t accidents in the car.
4. Don’t allow your baby to ride with their head sticking out the window. If they want to be up higher where they can see, consider a dog booster seat to help out and keep them safe and comfortable. A lot of dogs are injured by flying debris and it can cost them an eye or worse.
5. Don’t ever leave your dog unattended in a closed vehicle, this can cause serious health problems or death.
6. Make sure that you or your family doesn’t tease your dog or annoy them while you’re in the car. Remember that the ride is boring for them too, and any unwanted agitation might cause biting or unwanted behavior.

While these are only a few of the great dog friendly travel tips that the AKC recommends, you can also ask your local vet to see what they recommend. Make sure that your vet knows you are traveling and get any medications that your Pekingese might need while you’re gone as well. Make sure that you share this article on Twitter to all of your friends that might be traveling with their Pekingese, or other breed, this holiday season.

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Traveling with your Pet: Bring your Pekingese with You Anywhere

Traveling with your pet has become quite famous these days. A lot of hotels also offer pet amenities to suit your pekingese’s needs. But there is one problem though, how to get your pekingese to the destination. Transporting pets has always been expensive and commercial. Majority of the couriers would greatly raise the fees when you have a pet onboard. Fees would vary depends on the files you have with you on the day of travel.

Then there’s the safety of pets issue. There had been cases of lost, dying or injured pets during transition of the travel. In the US alone, 39 animals have been documented dead while flying and 13 injured in the year 2009. They may seem insignificant compared to the number of pets flying with the couriers, but it doesn’t rule out the dangers involved in traveling our pekingese. Also know that there are airlines ban flat-nosed breeds such as bulldog, pekingese, shi tzu, etc… since they are very prone to breathing disorders. You first find out what your chosen airline’s terms are before you finalize a booking with them.

Traveling with your Pet: Bring your Pekingese with You Anywhere

Traveling with your Pet

 If you are planning a long road trip and taking Rover or Fluffy along, the ASPCA offers these suggestions to help keep you and your animal safe:

  • Acclimate your pet for a long trip by taking the animal on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening time spent in the car.
  • Make sure your pet has a flat (never a choke) collar with an ID tag imprinted with home address, as well as a temporary travel tag with your cell phone and other relevant contact information.
  • In addition to travel papers, food, bowls, leashes, a waste scoop, plastic bags, grooming supplies, medication, and a pet first-aid kit, pack a favorite toy or pillow to give your pet a sense of familiarity.

Source: Medicinenet, http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=158754 by Nancyann Rella

Tips for Traveling with your Pekingese:

  1. The Right Airline. Requirements between airline carriers vary and see to it that you are well aware of the said requirements before you proceed to the airport. Check for the pet cabin size offered by the airline, the average size is 19 inches long by 13 inches wide by 9inches high. Your pekingese must be able to stand up, go around and lie down properly inside it.
  2. Pet Preparation. Take the time to prepare your pet for the trip so that he wouldn’t be afraid. Put your carrier on the floor of the car while he is inside it so that he can feel the vibrations that is similar on the plane. Also, it is advisable to use lavender oil as his association scent while on the plane. Before you go out on walks or during feeding time, put a drop or 2 on your hands and let him smell it. That familiar scent will keep him calm once he is on board the plane. And finally, before the flight take him for an extra long walk so that he would be tired. The more tired he is, the bigger the chance of him sleeping during the entire flight.
  3. Check the Pet Airways. The Pet cabin should be temperature controlled with individual crates rather than seats where a flight attendant would check their status every 15 minutes or so.

And that’s what it takes in traveling with your pet. You don’t have to always leave them behind while you go enjoy yourself with your family.  Pets are part of the family too and they would really appreciate it if you take them with you on such occasions. If the location is just a short drive away, then the more that you should be taking them with you. It is another bonding session between you and your pekingese. Take a breather and enjoy the scenery with your beloved 4-legged companion.

More insight and suggestions about this topic? There are still other guidelines about pet travel that I may not be aware of and I would really appreciate it if you share your knowledge with us. Leave a comment below.

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