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Product review: Petmate Travel Bowl Duo is lightweight, small, easily cleaned

You would think that I’d have enough travel pet bowls by now — but I cannot resist gear of any kind, and pet stores load the area around the cash register with tempting products, and…well, you can imagine the rest. My latest purchase is the Petmate Travel Bowl Duo (size Small), and it’s a useful addition to the collection.

Left bowl collapsed; right bowl popped up, and half removed, so you can see the felt bottom (and the Velcro pad  … Read more

New favorite traveling pet water bowl: Cycle Dog’s Trail Buddy Bowl

I keep a collapsible water bowl in my purse, and in our cars, and for years my choice was Canine Hardware’s Hydro Bowl — as I said back in 2009, “it’s small enough to fit in my purse or a pocket. Unfolded, it’s sturdy enough to stay reliably upright, it’s shallow, and its opening is wide and holds its shape pretty well. (Chloe gets spooked when her bowls close their jaws shut on her muzzle.) It’s also definitely waterproof.” After  … Read more

Small but well-stocked: I Love My Cleps pet store in Paris’s 9th arrondissement

My thanks to reader Joan for this recommendation — she saw my recent post about Moustaches and BHV La Niche, two major pet stores in Paris’s Marais neighborhood, and mentioned that she’d found a good pet store near her Montmartre apartment last year. Off we went to check it out, and I was delighted with what we found.

The shop is at the corner of the rue Rodier and the rue Condorcet

In its compact space, I Love My Cleps contains  … Read more

Another good pet store in central Paris: Moustaches

What else would a dog travel blogger do on her first full day in Paris but drag her husband (and her dog, but Chloe hardly needed dragging) to pet stores? Both are in the Marais neighborhood, and one (BHV La Niche) I’ve written about before. It’s still going strong in its location behind the main BHV store, at 42 rue de la Verrerie:

The big orange statues are outside BHV LA Niche now, perhaps to free up more space inside  … Read more

Sleepypod’s Yummy bowls: Well-made food & water bowl set

When I learned a little while ago that Sleepypod was about to release a new product, I paid attention. The company makes well-designed, quality stuff — in the past I’ve praised both the Sleepypod Air carrier and the original Sleepypod carrier — and I was interested to learn how they’d handle their new project, a set of travel food and water bowls. I wrote to the company and asked for a set to review.

This is, therefore, a product that I  … Read more

Chloe’s digs: A consistent set-up for a small dog in a hotel room

It occurred to me this morning that I’ve told you in a number of posts how I pack for Chloe, but I’ve never shown you what the stuff we’ve packed looks like once we settle into a hotel room. Here are some photos from our current hotel (I’ll be writing more about it later, after I’ve had a chance to explore thoroughly).

Please note how Chloe is not currently lounging in her crate

What you see is a 24″ long Midwest  … Read more

Traveling with a pet dog between the U.S. and Canada: The fine print

Last May, the Take Paws team wrote a really useful post about the requirements for taking your dog (and yourself!) from the United States to Canada, which saves me all kinds of work. I’ll just add that when you’re returning to the U.S., you follow the CDC’s rules, which state (in relevant part) that “Dogs must have a certificate showing they have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days prior to entry into the United States.” Please note that  … Read more

BHV La Niche: Good pet store in central Paris

BHV (short for “Bazaar Hôtel de Ville”) is a great department store in central Paris. I love it because it has a little bit of everything, which is old-fashioned and charming and useful. My favorite sight? DIY folks emerging from the basement home reno section clutching lengths of lumber and PVC pipe, negotiating their way around the fashionistas on the ground floor. It has spun out some of its departments into nearby stores of their own, including the men’s store,  … Read more

Feeding your dog: When and how much?

This is a guest post by Jim McBean, a blogger, dog lover and guardian to a Border Collie named Sweety and an American Pit Bull Terrier named Zeus. Jim blogs at http://doggybytes.ca which focuses mainly on canine health and nutrition. I asked Jim to write this post after I found myself with a measuring cup in one hand and a Ziploc bag in the other, not knowing how much kibble to pack for Chloe. The package had a suggestion, but  … Read more

Dog travel logistics: Feeding Chloe on the road

Photo by Jordan Batch

Back in December 2009, I wrote a post about how I’d jumped through a number of hoops to ship frozen raw dog food ahead of us on a trip we were taking. Chloe’s a picky eater, I explained, and I’d be flirting with disaster to rely on the other food she’s sometimes eaten (Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance rolls). My father-in-law assures me that no dog offered some form of food ever starved to death, but  … Read more