Traveling with your dog or cat by air can be stressful, especially when they can't fly with you in the cabin. We've made a checklist of some important things for you to consider when flying with pets in cargo and our recommendations for the best pet crates and carriers for airline travel (iata approved).

Animal friendly vacation spots are springing up in the most unusual places. What if you could stay at a first-rate hotel where the animals were basically "complimentary"? Animal friendly hotels with a twist are the latest thing among boutique inns and lodges with a flair for the exotic.

Thinking about taking a vacation with the family dog or cat and looking for pet friendly hotels? You're in luck. With more and more hotels and motels getting on board with the pet travel trend and sites like Pets Can Stay, finding pet friendly accommodations has become convenient and a whole lot easier.

Vacationing pet-owners no longer need to feel guilty when leaving their dogs and/or cats behind... in fact they might even be jealous! Park9, a “One-of-a-Kind Dog and Cat Resort” located near Toronto's Pearson Airport, is a full-featured pet resort providing Toronto's dogs and cats with their very own vacation spot.

I do more than half of my pet shopping at Amazon.  The site carries
so much variety in almost all the things my pets need. If there's something I'm not sure about, I depend on the reviews of other pet owners to steer me in the right direction.  So, I did some searching on Amazon to find the highest ratings in 10 popular 'cat'egories to share with you. Here are what Amazon customers think are some of the best products for your cats.

Must say. . . professional futbol players have an age-old tradition of conducting themselves in a very gentleman-like
fashion. As evidenced at this year's World Cup in Brazil, if one player
trips or elbows another and causes him to take a fall, you'll often see
them helping their opponents back onto their feet, or rubbing their
head, or apologizing by offering a handshake.

A pair of phoenixes have winged their way to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Weighing in
at 6 tons apiece and measuring 100 feet, one would think these
creatures hailed from the Mesozoic Era of dinosaurs or escaped from a
Steven Spielberg movie set of a sequel to Jurassic Park. Instead they're the creation of a sculptor who transported his massive work of art from the East to the West.

Florentijn Hofman is at it again and his latest masterpiece is the cat's meow. Known for his gigantic inflatable rubber duckies, the Dutch artist's encore is an enormous pink cat crafted from bamboo and created through the use of 3D printing technology.