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Consumer How to safely take your dog for a ride in the car How to safely take your dog for a ride in the car
It's fun to take the dog for a ride, but just like any other passenger, you need to worry about their safety.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetstreet.com, says letting your dog put his head out the window is not a good idea.
Consumer Best way to score frequent flyer trips Best way to score frequent flyer trips (Video)
Who doesn’t want to fly for free? But can you really get where you want to go using your frequent-flyer miles? To find out, Consumer Reports asked staffers to try booking round-trip tickets using their frequent-flyer miles with nine programs: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and US Airways.
Consumer Portable heater dangers, recalls Portable heater dangers, recalls (Video)
Space heaters can warm up a chilly room. But beware. They account for one-third of all home-heating fires each year, and more than 80 percent of home-heating fire deaths.
Consumer Mammogram recommendations are confusing Mammogram recommendations are confusing
It's seems like a simple question: When should a woman start having mammograms?But it's not.

Some medical experts reccomend screening mammograms every year starting at age 40. Others say every two years starting at age 50.

No wonder so many women are confused.
Consumer The 411 on smoke alarms The 411 on smoke alarms
When you're asleep and the fire alarm goes off, you need to get up and out right away.

Tests done by UL show that a small fire can get out of control in just three or four minutes.
Consumer How to spot kidney problems in senior cats How to spot kidney problems in senior cats
Our pets are a lot like us – as they get older, they need more medical attention.

Senior cats often develop kidney problems, so it’s a good idea to know the warning signs.

"Cats have amazingly efficient kidneys,” said Dr. Gary Marshall at Island Cats on Mercer Island.