A Parent's Guide
to a Happy Family Pet

Are your kids begging you for a pet that they promise they'll take care of? Any addition to your family is a big responsibility and your kids will need some help with providing the proper care for their new friend. Get tips here!

Before you get that pet

Adopting a pet is a big commitment and will take some planning. Here are a few things to think about:

  • What is your lifestyle like? Are you generally more active or more content to relax at home?
  • How much time can you realistically spend caring for and loving your new pet?
  • Can you afford the expenses of food, medical care, boarding, grooming, toys, etc.?

Resources:

Helping Kids and Pets Get Along

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Beyond Cats and Dogs
Thinking about getting a different kind of pet for your little ones? As usual, our members are in the know. Find out what it takes to care for these animals:

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