The description of a hotel as "dog friendly" can mean anything from "dogs allowed" to "dogs welcome". Many hotels and motels that say they're "dog friendly" will put you in a room where the frayed carpets stink of tobacco. That's not exactly what I call friendly. And if you arrive at some places without reservations, you're likely to be told that the rooms "where dogs are permitted" are already taken.
But what's really special are the travel tips that focus on natural remedies. Is your dog stressed out from travel? Try a pinch of ground valerian root mixed in with food. Or soak a doggie treat in chamomile tea.There are suggestions for the kinds of minor ailments that might occur during a trip, as well. Yellow dock treatment kills ear mites. And echinacea tea is good for minor cuts on a paw. Urinary tract problems can be warded off with dandelion root. (I never knew that) Sprinkle several drops of the tincture or a teaspoon of ground root on your dog's food several times a week. And you can boost your dog's immune system with a pinch of antioxidant herbs, which include oregano, dill, thyme, peppermint, sage, lemon balm and cinnamon.
Xingxing loves cinnamon. I use it at home, to control ants. If you sprinkle a bit of cinnamon where you see ants, the ants disappear -- unless your dog gets to the cinnamon first! But I never knew it was an antioxidant. Did you?