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The Ruff Report: Holiday travel can be dangerous - even deadly - for pets

Your pet could be in danger of getting lost, injured or even killed unless you make proper preparations before hitting the road or hopping on a plane for the Thanksgiving weekend, the busiest four-day travel period of the year, a leading animal welfare agency warns.

The Hunt of Her Life: A book about a rescue dog that will touch your heart 

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advises pet parents to make sure their companions have proper identification, are healthy enough to make the trip and to bring all pet medications.

The Ruff Report: The most terrifying time of the year for pets

Some pets will anxiously pace around the house in fear, others will lose bladder or bowel control from the fright and many others will simply run away from home - never to be seen again by their families - to get away from the explosions and flashes.

The cause of this irrational behavior is fireworks season, the most terrifying time of the year for cats and dogs. And your pet's chances of getting lost is at its height as many will runs miles away from home in an attempt to find solace, animal welfare officials warn.

The Ruff Report: Summer's hidden dangers can kill your pet

Some dangers that summer poses for dogs and cats are obvious - like heat stroke - but many others are covert and can easily result in the death of pets, an animal welfare agency warns.

Many pet parents may be surprised to learn that dogs and cats are susceptible to less obvious dangers like high-rise syndrome falls, drowning and food poisoning, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Hunt of Her Life: A book about a rescue dog that will touch your heart
The Hunt of Her Life is a nonfiction book about Samantha, an unwanted rescue dog who the author adopts at age 2. This beautifully designed full-color deluxe book, by longtime newspaper journalist Joseph A. Reppucci, contains more than 60 vibrant color photos of dogs to help illustrate the compelling and uplifting of Samantha - a pretty tricolor bird dog who uses her warm personality to win people over and build a new family after being put up for adoption by a hunter because she is gun-shy and afraid to hunt. Learn how she uses her special bonding abilities with people to help her eventually make a difficult, but successful, transition to family life.

Living Well with Your Dog: A series of short stories

Want a better life with your dog?'s Living Well With Your Dog, a series of short stories for pet owners, is loaded with common-sense ideas to help make  life more fun, enjoyable and healthy for you and your dog. Find great tips about subjects such as: creating a comfortable lifestyle for you and your dog; making your home and environment safe; improving your pet's health and nutrition; choosing a pet sitter and veterinarian; and saving money on dog food, pet products, prescription drugs and pet insurance.