This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher is giving tips on traveling with pets along with guest Dr. Patrick Mahaney, holistic veterinarian. Dr. Mahaney is a veterinary consultant for The Honest Kitchen pet food, contributes to PetMD among many other professional advocacy groups, and is a highly sought after VMD. He starts off telling Celia that taking animals on vacation should be considered on a pet by pet basis and sometimes might be best to be left out of the vacation fun. He goes on to give a rundown on international travel with pets and if vaccinations should be kept in mind, plus airline regulations for flying with pets. After the break, Dr. Mahaney gives tips on how to calm an anxious pet once the plane has been boarded and doors shut. Tune in for an informative episode! This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

“I always suggest to my clients to practice with those medications [tranquilizers] at a time when you’re going to be around for the next 5 to 8 hours to see what the response is.” [23:00]

“When you have a pet that’s eating a whole food based diet, it’s easier to transitions their food from one thing to another, versus pets that just eat processed food like kibble.” [25:25]

Dr. Patrick Mahaney on Animal Instinct