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Nine tips to keep your pet comfortable and safe this winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 24, 2017 2:30:46 PM

Do you have a new furry member in your family? Is this your first winter with them? If so, winter weather can be challenging for both of you.

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Eight things to consider when your child asks for a pet

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:31 AM

Over the years, my daughters have repeatedly asked my wife and me for a pet. Unfortunately for them, the answer had always been “no” for a number of reasons. Probably the biggest is the time commitment.

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Pet-cation:  Ways to help your pets cope during your absence

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 29, 2016 1:07:07 PM

Many families enjoy going on a spring break vacation. A vacation to a warm location is a nice reprieve from winter this time of year.

If you have pets, they may enjoy a vacation, as well. A warm weather destination, however may make travel difficult, resulting in them being left at home. Therefore, if you’re going away for a spring break vacation or a vacation later this year, here are some things to consider.

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Seven tips to make your pet’s holiday travel enjoyable and safe

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Pets are a big part of many families. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 43 million households own a dog. That means, as the holidays approach, many dogs will be going on road trips. Depending on where you travel, allowing your dog to sit on your lap while driving may be illegal. Some states consider this a form of distracted driving and require pets to be in proper car restraints.

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Ten safety tips to enjoy summer with your pet

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 16, 2015 10:45:48 AM

With warmer temperatures upon us, more time is spent outdoors with our pets. If you walk or drive through your neighborhood, more than likely you’ll see pets on a walk or playing with the kids in the front yard. They also get excited and like to be included in the family vacation or a weekend getaway.

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Six tips to enjoy the holidays with your pet

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 16, 2014 8:30:00 AM

The holiday season is filled with festive cheer (i.e., food and drinks). In addition, our homes are beautifully decorated. While this is a special time of year, it’s important to remember to keep our pets healthy and safe.

Here are some tips to keep your pet(s) healthy and safe this holiday season.

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So, your child brought home a bearded dragon…

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 29, 2014 9:05:00 AM

We have many pet lovers at West Bend and this month we’ve covered several tips on how to care for cats and dogs. But what if your child brought home a bearded dragon from school? Would you know how to care for it?

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Did you know... Pet fun facts

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 13, 2014 3:18:00 PM

Pets are amazing! If you own a pet, you know the joy and benefits they bring to your life. In this article and infographic we highlight some fun facts about these lovable animals that you may NOT have known!

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Spoil your pets! It’s National Pet Month

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 6, 2014 2:11:00 PM

Pets are an important part of many people’s lives. They bring happiness, entertainment, and companionship, and definitely make life interesting. According to the Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership has increased significantly since 1970. Based on 2012 statistics, 62 percent of American households have at least one pet and spend more than $50 billion dollars annually to care for their pet(s).

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