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Life in Arizona: An Environment Trying to Kill You

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Tell someone you live in Arizona and they immediately think about resort life, retirement, year-round golf, moderate winter temps, and sunshine for 350 days a year (even Arizona gets clouds a few days each year).

The only thing that is better than our daily intake of Vitamin D is our freeway art - we do have some of the most beautiful freeways in the world.

What people don’t always know, however, is that life in the desert can be a challenge. Mostly because we have the only environment in the world that is actively trying to kill you.

I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating, so let’s compare your state to Arizona...

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10 Ways to Travel Safely with Your Dog this Summer

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Summer fun is just around the corner—and a big part of that fun is summer vacation, a chance to get out and explore the world with your two-legged and four-legged family members. Whether your summer vacation plans call for a series of staycations in your own hometown, weekend getaways to the lake or beach, or a multi-day dream vacation, safety is always a top priority. You can help make sure the memories you bring home from your travels are good ones with these easy tips for summer dog travel:

1. Buckle Up.

Just as you buckle your children in the car, dogs need to be safely restrained in the car as well. A safe dog travel study by Kurgo and AAA revealed that only 16 percent of dog lovers are restraining their dogs in the car, but it’s very easy to secure your dog with a car safety harness that utilizes your car’s seat belt system. Along with buckle systems, other safe options include crates and carriers as well as booster seats for small dogs.

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5 Travel Tips to Keep Pets Safe On the Road with SolvIt

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Traveling with your pet is a lot like traveling with a 2-year-old child. If it’s time to take your pets up to the high country and see snow for the first time, visit relatives for dinner, or head down south to a more temperate climate, your first priority should be to make sure your pets are ready to travel.

This means getting them in and out of the car safely, planning for new weather conditions, and making sure your pets safe on the road. Today, we’re bringing you some great travel tips on how to do this from SolvIt.

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Beach Activities for You and Your Pet

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Heading to the beach with your best friend can be a great experience for both of you. Whether you have a Chihuahua or a Labrador, the love of water is a multi-species activity. Not only is it relaxing for both you and your pet to get out in the water, it’s great exercise as well.  There are some considerations before you head out for a day on the water. There are certain dogs that can't swim and some that just aren't very good at it! So you need to make sure your pets are prepared for a day at the lake or the ocean. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t forget anything.

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The New SleepyPod Handilock Makes Holiday Travel Safer

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Before you hit the road this holiday season, be sure your pets are as safe as you are in your vehicle. The great news it that if you’re as big of a fan of the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed as I am, you’re going to be very excited about their most recent news. Sleepypod recently introduced the PPRS Handilock which has dramatically increased the safety of their carriers while traveling.

The PPRS Handilock was named a Top Performing Pet Carrier in a Subaru of America, Inc. and Center for Pet Safety (CPS) collaborative study to test the effectiveness of pet carriers and crates in crash situations. This handy little gadget simply attaches to the carrier closure. If you already own a Sleepypod, the PPRS Handilock is available free of charge until December 31, 2015. Future purchases of the Sleepypod mobile bed will include the PPRS Handilock without additional charge.

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