Caring for Your Pet

Whether you're an animal guru or a first-time pet owner, our pet-care tips will help you along the way.

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Find a vet that will keep your pet healthy for years to come.

Everything in Caring for Your Pet Coping
  • Caring for Your Pet When You're Ill

    While caring for a pet can be difficult for people with HIV/AIDS or other immunocompromising conditions, animal companionship can also ...

  • Coping with the Death of Your Pet

    When your pet dies, it's normal to feel overwhelmed by sorrow. Understanding how you grieve and finding ways to cope with your loss can...

  • Finding a Lost Pet

    When your beloved pet strays from home, it can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Following these tips will increase the chance...

  • How Pets Help People

    Many people recognize that pets are good companions, but did you know they can also be teachers, healers, and therapists?

  • Sometimes Everybody Needs a Little Therapy...Pet

    Therapy pets spread joy and affection for special populations such as elderly citizens confined in residential or medical facilities. Y...

Ideas Keeping Your Pet Healthy Kids and Seniors Pet Sitters
  • Choosing a Boarding Kennel

    Placing your pet in a boarding kennel is a good alternative to taking your pet with you when you travel or leaving her with friends or ...

  • Choosing a Pet Sitter

    Need to find quality, reliable care for your pet while you are out of town? Hiring a pet sitter can be a good alternative to boarding y...

  • Military Personnel: Making Arrangements for Your Pets

    Military personnel don't have to give up their pets when called to active duty. A little bit of planning can keep the whole family toge...

Safety Tips for Pets
  • Safety for All Seasons

    Winter, spring, summer or fall, here's how to protect your dog from temperature extremes.

  • Safety Guidelines

    Learn the basics for interacting with dogs to avoid getting hurt.

Traveling
  • Caring for Pets When You Travel

    Taking a trip and wondering about pet care options? Whether you're planning to leave your companion behind or take him along, be sure t...

  • Moving: How to Move Your Pet Safely

    After you've secured animal-friendly housing and are ready to move, follow these recommendations to keep your pet safe on moving day.

  • Moving: Settling into Your New Home

    As stressful as moving is for you and your family, it can be even more traumatic for your pet. Just like humans, animals often feel anx...

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