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The safest window treatments for furry friends

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 3, 2018 11:25:10 AM

Cats and dogs add endless joy to our lives. They’re cute, cuddly, and unconditionally love us. However, pets also scratch, claw, break, and chew things. They can do their fair share of damage to the home if not properly trained (or if they just feel like it). Window treatments are tempting and present a prime opportunity for pets to get into mischief. After all, they’re just hanging there, asking to be swatted, tangled, and chewed on. Avoid the mess and safety hazard by choosing window treatments that can stand up to your furry friends.

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Ten tips to enjoy Halloween and keep your pets safe

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 17, 2017 11:48:31 AM

Halloween is a fun and festive time of year. Stores are stocked with tons of decorations, costumes, and of course, my favorite, chocolate.

However, for our pets Halloween can be scary and stressful. For a couple of hours their world is turned upside down with ringing doorbells and excited kids. In addition, the candy bar that’s mistakenly dropped on the floor could be hazardous to their health.

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Vacation planning: Ten Tips for selecting a kennel for your pet.

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 5, 2017 9:44:06 AM

Are you going on a trip of a lifetime or a well-deserved family vacation this summer? If so, it can be both exciting and stressful. After months of preparation, there's nothing left to do other than hop on a plane or jump in the car and go. But wait a minute! What about your family pet?

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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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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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