Issue 59: Fall 2013

Fido Friendly Issue 59

Travel
23 RVing with Fido
What goes in to making a pet welcoming RV park?

24 A Palace Fit for Fido
Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas makes a big deal out of welcoming Fido with their Pet Stay program.

26 Fall Foliage
Falling leaves and Fido, a great combination!

28 Head to Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is a pioneer in eco-friendly tourism and development.

30 Hot Springs, Arkansas
Dogs on leash are welcome on the walkways and trails.

32 Hit the Trails
Say goodbye to traffic; leave boring scenery behind and head to a nearby rail-trail.

Community
8 Book Preview Pukka’s Promise.

13 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs
Joanna Rein, President and top dog of Soggy Doggy has the solution for muddy paws and wet dogs.

14 FIDO Expo
A tail-wagging time with 50 luscious canines.

18 FIDO Fun Zone From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.

20 Leave No Dog Offline Follow our Facebook
Fido fun and become a tail-wagging tweet.

Features
34 25 Days of Gift Giving
One winner each day walks away with a Fido-fabulous prize.

36 Feature Giveaway
Two adoptable dogs from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia, enjoy their five minutes of fame surrounded by products you can win!

38 Cover
Nominated actress and animal lover, Ashley Bell, talks about her documentary in the making, Love and Bananas and lends her celebrity status to Get Your Licks on Route 66®.

40 Take a Deep Breath
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is breathing new life into critically injured dogs.

42 What a Voice
Katrina Parker, season 2 finalist of The Voice, has a new album out and dishes on how life has changed since appearing on The Voice.

44 Gentlemen, Start your Engines!
Two Nascar drivers share their need for speed and lend their celebrity status to help animals.

47 Penny Ate a Penny
A valuable lesson about loose change hanging around that is harmful to your pet if ingested.

48 You Know You Need It
How to pick pet insurance, not that easy of a task.

50 Lady Long Rider
Claire Dog reveals her adventures in her own words.

52 Get Your Licks on Route 66®
5th Annual Month Long Pet Adoption Tour Get Your Licks on Route 66® travels down America’s Favorite Highway from Los Angeles to Chicago, helping to save pets, one shelter at a time.

Home
59 Table For Two
Gluten-free Halloween Rounds for Sensitive Dogs.

60 He Yaps/She Yaps
Why does my dog howl at trains and even some sounds on the TV and how can I get him to stop?

61 Bowser on a Budget
Prices drop like falling leaves at these great leaf peeping destinations.

62 Adoption Story
Arbor is a Budding Artist.

Wellness
16 Diet/Nutrition
Is Fido allergic? Allergic reactions to food ingredients are quite rare. Part two.

65 The Glossary
Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

66 Psychology
Whose been sleeping in my bed?

68 The Doc is in
Clinical signs of Canine Distemper.

82 The Backyard
Fetch a pair of reading or sunglasses from a company that donates 100% of their profits to animal rescue.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • How ‘Suite’ it is at the Fido-friendly Hilton Branson Convention Center

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel

    Tourist town rolls out an Ozark welcome for Fido

    Byline: By Anietra Hamper

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel is centrally located in downtown Branson close to stage shows, shopping, Silver Dollar City amusement park, Branson Landing and excursions in the mountains. The staff at the towering AAA Four Diamond Hilton Branson Hotel is accustomed to catering to out-of-towners for...

  • Learn Your Dogs’ Dosha to Help Them Thrive

    Amanda and Graham the Dog

    By Amanda Ree Ringnalda

    Harmony and optimum health are only achieved when we live in accordance with nature’s law of balance. We see evidence of this in our own lives when we eat, work or do anything in excess. That imbalance can throw us off in small and large ways. It affects body, mind and spirit and in no time, we start seeing the physical and mental results. Dogs are no different.

  • Hiking the Swiss Alps with Fido

    Rosa exploring the dramatic cliffs of Switzerland

    By Hayley Whitfield

    Soaring up the mountainside in the Kandersteg-Sunnbuel Cable Car, Rosa and I greeted many local families going out for a popular weekend hike along the Gemmi Pass, with their dogs in tow. Because of course, in Switzerland, dogs are allowed to travel on all public transport – even the cable cars! With her paws back on the ground, Rosa took off up the trail towards Lake Dauben,...

  • European-Style Vacation, No Passport Needed!

    European style vacation with Fido right here in Washington state

    By Tamra Bolton

    Dream of traveling to Europe but don’t want the hassle of passports and securing papers for Fido? Just off the coast of Washington lies a group of islands that will have you wondering if you are ‘over the pond’. Dotted with white-washed seaside villages, rolling farmland, lush forests and pristine beaches, this is as close to a European experience as you can get in the states…and...