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A road trip with the dog can be a chal­lenge — I try to be pre­pared! Here are some hints I’ve used when trav­el­ing:

≤ A tote of sup­plies is nec­es­sary: bot­tled wa­ter, food, bowls, treats, a leash, any med­i­ca­tions, doc­u­men­ta­tion of ra­bies vac­cine, news­pa­per sleeves for potty breaks, etc.

≤ Let your vet­eri­nar­ian know be­fore you go, es­pe­cially if the dog has spe­cial needs.

≤ Get the dog ac­cli­mated to be­ing in the car by first tak­ing short rides around your neigh­bor­hood.

≤ Take lots of breaks along the way, and make sure your des­ti­na­tion is pet-friendly.

≤ Never leave the dog in the car alone — it quickly can get en­tirely too hot in there.

I en­joy trav­el­ing with my dog be­cause we travel safely!

— Mark S. in Mary­land DEAR HELOISE: I like mem­ory foam shoes and slip­pers; all I do is slip them on. Mem­ory foam has the soft­ness built in al­ready. I have learned that I can­not walk in bare feet any­more, and wear­ing these shoes and slip­pers keeps my feet feel­ing bet­ter.

— Lisa Z., The Vil­lages, Fla. ASK YOUR PO­DI­A­TRIST what shoes are best for you!

— Heloise DEAR READ­ERS: Denim jeans have been around for al­most 150 years! Most folks have worn jeans at some point in their lives for com­fort, and for ca­sual style. Do you know how to care for jeans?

You prob­a­bly don’t need to laun­der denim af­ter each wear­ing, but the best way to wash jeans is to turn them in­side out to min­i­mize fad­ing, wash them in cold wa­ter and ei­ther line dry or tum­ble dry on low heat. Re­move them be­fore they are com­pletely dry and hang, or lay flat.

I have a col­lec­tion of my fa­vorite hints for cloth­ing care in a handy pam­phlet. Would you like to re­ceive one? Visit www.Heloise.com to or­der, or send a stamped (70 cents), self-ad­dressed, busi­ness-size en­ve­lope, along with $5, to: Heloise/Stain, P.O. Box 795001, San An­to­nio, TX 782795001. Close all zip­pers and but­tons be­fore toss­ing clothes in the wash.

— Heloise DEAR HELOISE: I like to go to the city an­i­mal shel­ter on a free day and spend some time with the cats and dogs.

I no­ticed a list of what the shel­ter needs: news­pa­per, blan­kets, tow­els, food and bleach. What the shel­ter didn’t need: cloth­ing and pil­lows. Call your shel­ter to see if you can help!

— F.L. in Penn­syl­va­nia DEAR HELOISE: Don’t you hate it when peo­ple don’t use their turn sig­nal? So many times I wait for a car to drive by, and just as they are up to me, they put their turn sig­nal on.

I could have been long gone. This hap­pens so many times!

— A Reader in Ohio SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise

P.O. Box 795000

San An­to­nio, TX 78279-5000 Fax: (210) HELOISE

Email: Heloise@Heloise.com

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