Care and Travel Tips

America's VetDogs has compiled the following list of resources in an effort to provide helpful and useful information to our graduates and community about access laws, care and travel tips as well as links to organizations and websites that may be of interest to the veteran and first responder community.  If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact our Consumer Service team at 631-930-9070 or via email at

Canine Care Tips

Each season poses different potential hazards to your assistance dog or family pet.  Below you'll find care information for the cold and warm seasons along with information on natural disaster preparation.  Click on the buttons below to learn more.

Grooming Tips

Grooming is much more than a cosmetic chore. The American Kennel Club notes that a failure to groom dogs can cause pain and irreversible damage. Because guide and service dogs accompany their owners everywhere - including work, public transport, and busy city walks, specific areas need to be taken care of. 

Air Travel

Airlines are required to allow service animals traveling with individuals with a disability to sit with them in the cabin of the airplane. Learn more about travelling with your service dog.

Dog Emergency 

If you experience a medical emergency with your dog, or if your dog escapes from your property and you cannot locate it, please follow these procedures. 

Assistance Dog Etiquette

There are many guidelines that we all should follow when in the presence of an assistance dog to allow the dog and its handler to work safely and effectively.