Pets

    Furry, fuzzy, feathered or finned — we love our pets.

    Make sure you know how to take care of your pets so they stay healthy, happy and safe!

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!


  • Create a Pet Travel Kit

    Heading out with your favorite animal traveling companion? Make the journey easier for both of you by assembling a pet travel kit, with these tips from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other pet experts. (More HSUS travel tips here.) WHN TIP Perfect for Emergencies Your pet travel kit can also be used […]

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  • Pets Resources, Associations and Organizations

    Searching for information about pet organizations and associations? Need pet-oriented advice to keep Fluffy and Fido safe and healthy? The following links can help you and your pet. American Animal Hospital Association The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the accrediting body for companion animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. The site has […]

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  • First Aid Tips for Pets

    Our animal companions may be smart, but they can still get hurt or gain access to items that might hurt them. As a pet owner, you should know some basic first aid tips to take if your pet is injured or ill. Since April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to […]

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  • Choosing a Pet Groomer

    You want your pet to look and feel its best and that means taking it for regular grooming. Grooming services can include a haircut, trimming or shaving, combing, brushing, bathing, clipping nails, ear cleaning and teeth cleaning. WHN TIP – Love Your Pet! According to a survey by Furminator, Inc., shedding is the major cause of negative […]

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  • If You Find a Lost Pet

    First Steps Be safe, be smart. Leave the pet alone. Chances are the pet will be able to find its way home. Since you do not know the pet, it is best not to approach it. Call the local shelter or animal control center. Mention where you last saw the pet (nearest intersection), the pet’s […]

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  • Help! My Pet’s Missing!

    Immediately The House Look in, around and outside your home or the area where you last saw your pet. Ask someone to help you find your pet. Check everywhere, both high and low. Be sure to make lots of noise, rattle favorite toys and treats and yell for your pet. WHN EXPERT TIP – Look Immediately! […]

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  • Adopting a Pet

    There are many different types of pets for many different people. Below is a “starter” list to help you select a pet for you and your family. What to Consider When Thinking About a Pet Make a list of the reasons you’re considering a pet: companionship a workout partner a friend for another pet other […]

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  • Choosing a Kennel or Pet Daycare Facility

    Whether it’s for a social hour at doggy daycare or an extended kennel stay while you’re away, you want to know your Fluffy or Fido is safe and happy when boarded. Here are some tips from pet owners and kennel owners to make sure your pet’s stay is a happy one: Things To Consider Consider […]

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  • Pet-Proof Your Home

    First Steps Register your pet. Many cities require licenses for certain animals. Visit your local city hall and fill out the necessary forms. You may also have to pay a registration fee. Be sure to put a tag on your pet’s collar. Make sure the tag has your name and address as well as your […]

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  • Choosing and Preparing a Pet Crate

    Crates and carriers are necessities for pet travel – it makes it easier and safer for everyone involved. Also, crates and carriers are also required when flying with your pet so this article is written with air travel in mind. The following are general tips on buying and using a pet crate, but if you’re planning […]

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