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I work with many celebrity clients and, fortunately, have never had to manage a situation like that faced by Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and their dogs. If you’re not familiar with this previously hot news piece, Depp and Heard gained international attention when they brought their dogs into Australia without the proper health documentation and had to fly the dogs home via private jet or face severe consequences (including the threat of euthanizing both dogs).

Justin Bieber has also been in the news for making poor choices regarding his pets, including taking a monkey into Germany without proper documentation. He was also seen showcasing his dog out and about in the extreme heat of the desert at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which may not be the most responsible decision (yet not immediately a life-threatening one).

In this episode of Holistic Vets, Tracie Hotchner and I weigh in on the importance of pet travel regulations and safety.

Follow this link to Radio Pet Lady Network to hear the full show: http://www.radiopetlady.com/shows/podcast-hv/celebs-with-pets-not-above-law/

Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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