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On the Road Again

Looking for a reason to hit the road with your dog? Sunshine and longer days are here, and those are excuses enough for a road trip.

Bay Woof’s pals at — founder Dave Kendrick and senior editor and writer Janet Fullwood — suggest heading south this season, to the Greater Palm Springs area and to Huntington Beach, with great ideas on what to do and where to stay. The journey begins  in “Wintertime Is Prime Time in California’s Southern Latitudes.”

When you travel with your furry friend by car, it’s important to make sure your dog is safe, and Kerylin Mott of Dog Tired Adventures has advice for the best ways of transporting your pooch in “Stay Safe on the Road.”

But before you head out with Fido in tow, see what Dr. Jenny Taylor of Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center in Oakland has to say about the pressing health issue currently on every dog owner’s mind: canine flu. Dr. Jenny knows how worried Bay Area pet guardians are about the highly contagious virus and addresses all sorts of related issues, from symptoms, exposure risks, and treatment to trusted resources to help pet owners sort things out. See what advice she has in “What Dog Owners Need to Know About Dog Flu,”  her guest column for Ask Dr. Dog.

What else is in store for Bay Woof readers this month? A peek at Wes Anderson’s new dog-centric film, Isle of Dogs. It’s his second stop-motion animated film, and its U.S. release is this month. Bay Woof, after a private screening, caught up with one of the lead animators for some ins and outs on the filmmaking in “Isle of Dogs Is Waiting for You.”

Want more? Crickets as an amazing protein source, the medicinal powers of drool, some perky Puerto Rican street dogs at Berkeley Humane, plus dog manners. And finally, something for cat lovers — Kitty Corner. In our inaugural cat column, Bay Woof publisher Stephen Buel sets the stage for how to teach your cat to tell time.