Can I Take My Dog on Uber and Public Transportation?

Can I take my dog on Uber or other public transportation? This is a question that comes up often. In today’s world, many of us need public transportation at some point. One of our primary modes of transit is Uber, or a similar rideshare service. A common question when you are traveling with a furry friend is whether you can take them with you.

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services is here to answer your questions about whether you can take your dog on Uber and other transit services.


Veterinary Waiting Room Etiquette

veterinary waiting room

Veterinary waiting room etiquette is probably not so unlike that in a human hospital waiting area. Anticipation, stress, and impatience can run high, especially in an emergency. When a pet is unwell or has suffered an accident or injury, it’s understandable that it can create upset among pets and pet owners.

Even if you’re waiting for a scheduled appointment, the situation can be stressful due to others’ actions or unexpected delays due to someone else’s emergency.

A waiting area is one that ideally should be as welcoming, calming, and well managed as possible. How can a pet owner contribute to this? We’re glad you asked.


The Right Stuff: Finding the Perfect Pet Sitter

pet sitterWhen we have to leave our pets, finding a place for them to stay is downright difficult. There are wonderful facilities out there, but for some, a pet sitter who comes to your house is the way to go. But how to find the perfect person for this important job?

Oakland Veterinary Referral Service offers a pet sitter checklist along with a few tips to help you find the perfect match.


Your Guide To Pet Friendly Travel Planning Sites and Services

Spring hasn’t quite arrived here in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning for warm weather travel. Spring and summer are the ideal times to hit the road (or the skies), especially if you’re planning on bringing a four-legged companion along.

Today there are more options than ever for pet friendly travel, and getting your furry guy or gal to and from your destination is easier than ever. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a more extended vacation, the team at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services can help.

Life (With Pets) Is A Highway: Pet Travel Tips And Summer Getaway Ideas

Dog sitting in the suitcaseIt wouldn’t be summer without at least one short getaway. For many of us, leaving our pets at home when we go out of town is simply not an option, which is why we have compiled a list of our favorite local pet friendly getaway destinations, along with a few pet travel tips for safety’s sake.

Where To Go, Where To Go?

There is beauty and adventure to be found in every state in the union, but here at OVRS, we agree with the ad campaign that our great state is one of the most beautiful in the country. They don’t call it “Pure Michigan” for nothing! Continue…

Travel Safety for Pets: Road Tripping in Your Car or RV

iStock_000010152341_SmallNow that summer has finally arrived, it’s likely that you and yours are planning a summer road trip. If your plan includes taking your pet along for the ride, certain steps should be taken to ensure both your family and pet’s enjoyment and well-being during the long trip.

Whether you’re planning on traveling by car or in an RV, you’ll want to keep this “Travel Safety for Pets” checklist in mind as you prepare your family pet for your summer vacation: Continue…