Cruising With Your Four-Footed Friends: The Basics of Boat Travel with your Cat or Dog

Cruising With Your Four-Footed Friends: The Basics of Boat Travel with your Cat or Dog

by Diana Jessie, Alvah Simon

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ISBN-13: 9781892399915
Publisher: Seaworthy Publications, Inc
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

A native Californian, Diana Jessie is a sailor, writer, and lecturer. She contributes to national magazines including Sail, Cruising World, Yachting, Blue Water Sailing, and Ocean Navigator. Her column, "Realistic Cruising," has appeared monthly in Puget Sound's 48° North for over a decade. Her first book, The Cruising Woman's Advisor, explored new territory describing the needs and expectations of women. Twice she has been awarded the Mary Grandin Trophy by St. Francis Yacht Club for outstanding contributions to cruising by a woman. This book Cruising with Your Four-Footed Friends explores the basics of having your favorite cat or dog aboard your boat. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and Boating Writers International. She lives with her husband and cat aboard their 48' sailboat on San Francisco Bay.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS FOREWORD INTRODUCTION 1 WHY DO WE TAKE PETS TO SEA? Opinions, stories, and answers from dog and cat owners who can't leave their pets at home. 2 WHAT IS THE BEST SEAGOING PET? Personal opinions, biases, and experiences from owners, plus a comparison of pros and cons of specific breeds, big vs. small, cats vs. dogs. 3 WHEN AND HOW DO I START? Starting with puppies and kittens or adult animals, important preparation and training - Is the boat ready and animal friendly? Adapting for size, the pet place, getting on and off. Dinghies, too. 4 ANIMAL CARE AND UPKEEP Grooming, manicures, dental care; de-clawing cats? Trim toenails? Clipping dogs, shedding winter coats, bathing. 5 WE DON'T LIVE ON FISH What do you feed your pet? Travel in foreign countries where Iams™, Science Diet™, and Whiskas™ have never been seen. How to prepare food for your pet, veterinary recommendations about vitamins and minerals. Dishes and utensils. 6 PEE&POOP How to train your pet to use a litter box, designated area, or head on your boat. Specific techniques for training both dogs and cats, and maintaining litter. 7 PET ETIQUETTE Learning the Rules of Cruising; Obedience training for your dog is essential. Leash training your cat. Rover can't roam, Herman can't howl, and Aspidistra can't sing. 8 KENNEL TRAINING A happy pet knows his place. Pets need a home at home and underway. Cats and dogs have different ideas. 9 PET FASHIONS FOR Cruising Sea Boots, Life jackets, harnesses, and leashes. 10 FIRST AID FOR PETS Recognizing the signs of poisoning, mouth-to-nose resuscitation, Heimlich Maneuver, make a pet first aid kit. The Ultimate Emergency and euthanasia kit for long voyages. 11 SAFETY FOR PETS Pet overboard drills, boarding the boat from the water, wearing a life jacket, using a harness and lifeline, heavy weather conditions, and abandon ship. 12 FOREIGN TRAVEL International requirements begin with rabies shots. Some countries use microchips for identification. Quarantine rules vary widely. Finding a veterinary hospital/boarding facilities can be difficult. Flying home and returning with pets. EPILOG APPENDIX A: Product and Organization Websites APPENDIX B: Quarantine Regulations BIBLIOGRAPHY

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