Pets are an important part of our lives and many of us consider them a part of the family. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of households in the U.S. own a pet. During a divorce, couples have to make tough decisions about child custody, alimony, dividing property, and about who gets to live with the family pet. This conflict can be solved outside of court through mediation and a visitation schedule could also be drafted so that all parties can still see and be involved in the pet’s life. However, there are times when an agreement can’t be reached, and a judge must step in and decide who gets custody.
Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with an estimate of more than 50% of households owning a pet. There are so many good things about owning a pet, including the love and companionship they offer to all members of the family. Whether it’s a dog, cat, or even some of the less traditional pets, animals are often considered an important part of the family and are therefore treated as such. This means that owning a pet requires expenses and may reach paying thousands per year on their supplies, as well as their health and wellness. According to Forbes, people who own large dogs spend at least $1,570 a year, for an average lifespan of 12 years. If you have a pet or want to own one, here are few financial planning tips to help you out:
Since time immemorial have humans and animals walked side by side, sometimes for mutual benefit, sometimes for the simple and most basic of reasons—companionship. It is the latter that seems to be the prevalent attitude nowadays. Yet, there is more behind simply sharing one’s life with, as is mostly the case, four-legged fluffs of furry joy, cats and dogs.
Getting a new puppy might be one of the most exciting moments in your life. For us dog lovers, it's the equivalent of having a child. We shop for them, make target runs, and order toys like crazy for our special pup. Unfortunately, with great power comes great responsibility. We used the Puppy Finder at Preferable Pups to find our newest puppy. When you adopt a new puppy, you need to work hard to make sure the puppy is trained, behaves, and that you lead the pup in a great direction.
Dogs are a very social animal, so it’s not surprising to see that the relationship with man grew stronger over the years. The closeness with a higher being like man means they look up to us for guidance, and learn what is expected of them in any situation. The onus is on us, to properly educate them on the right way to behave in society. Dog training courses and socialization training experts advise that the earlier you train your dog, the better and more willing they are to respond.
Summer is a fun time of the year, but there are some things that are annoying. Some common insects are more worrisome during the summer months than during the winter months.
When it comes to life, things can get serious and stressful. That is why I find it imperative to laugh as much as possible on a daily basis! Despite finding myself hilarious, as well as my two children and husband never disappointing in the humor department, there is nothing quite as funny as a coordination mishap or non-injuring life fail! My kids couldn't agree more, which is why we play, "Try not to laugh" ALL. THE. TIME. Included in this game is watching tons and tons of videos of both people and animal fails; and honestly, we would agree in saying that hilarious animal moments and funny pet fails are by and far the most entertaining!
As the weather begins to warm up, your pets want to spend more and more time outdoors. Just like their human companions, pets love to feel the sun on their skin and the breeze in their fur. But, there are dangers that come with the warmer weather that many owners do not think about. Keep your furry friend safe this summer by following these tips.
Evolution has taught us that different environments will make creatures adopt different traits. The more similar two environments are, the more likely it is that the animals that live there will have similar traits.
Don’t we all wish that we were the owners of well paid animal actors? It turns out that some animals make a lot more than humans; and believe it or not, some of them are millionaires! However, being a highly paid animal actor isn’t as easy as it sounds. With millions of other animals up against them, the chances of being one of the top paid is pretty slim. It takes a lot of hard work and training for these animals to be considered before they are cast as a role in a movie, and this starring role in movies is reserved for only the best of the best animals. With that being said, some catch the break they deserve, and wind up making their owners rich in the process.