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!


  • Pet First Aid Tips for Tick Bites

    You’ve found a tick on your pet. How do you remove it? And what do you when it’s out? Forget the folklore methods of using nail polish, petroleum jelly or a hot match, says Dr. Allan Paul, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, since those won’t work. Instead, use a […]

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  • 5 Fast Facts about Ticks and People

    Tick, tick, tick… In case you missed the announcement, the countdown to tick season has ended and depending on where you live, these nasty little bloodsuckers are now out in full force. Here are five facts to know about these arachnids and how they can affect you. Ticks can be found throughout the United States. According […]

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  • Traveling by Air with Pets

    According to the U. S. Department of Transportation, over 2 million pets and animals are transported by air each year in the United States. There are federal and airline policies on how the animal must be transported. Here are top tips from government agencies, airline representatives and pet owners on how to prepare your pet […]

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  • Choosing a Vet

    The best time to choose a vet is before you actually need one. Even better, meet with a vet before getting a new pet – a vet can recommend certain animals or even breeds that might best match your lifestyle. Here are some tips from vets and pet owners on how to find the right […]

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  • Finding Pet-Friendly Hotels

    Choosing a hotel is a hard task with many factors to consider – its proximity to the attraction, the view the rooms offer, the presence of a swimming pool? – but it can be even harder for those wishing to bring their pets. To make hotel-hunting easier and your next hotel stay happier, we talked […]

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  • 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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