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Appreciating All Pets! (National Love Your Pet Day)

In Lifestyle, Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

Tuesday, February 20th is Love Your Pet Day, a day that is arguably more important than Valentine’s Day—at least to animal lovers! To mark the occasion, we would encourage you to spend the day spoiling your loving companion(s). Try a pet spa, make them a fancy meal, and let them break a rule or two. Pet Custody and Divorce If you think about it, human relationships may be fleeting, but your animal will love you for its entire life. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for a cat or dog to have known several of your partners in its lifetime. For married couples, animals also have a unique connection with your children, as you watch them grow, bond, and age together. Therefore, when it comes to family pets and divorce, things …

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Should Santa Put a Pet Under the Tree?

In Lifestyle by Beth Schulman

With the holidays right around the corner, everyone has gift-giving on the brain. Most will hit the mall or shop online for more traditional gifts, but some of you may be considering giving someone on your list a pet. Or if your family dynamic has recently changed due to situations such as separation, divorce, children moving out, etc., you may be considering getting a pet for yourself. The idea of giving a pet as a gift has a certain appeal to it. Studies have shown having a pet has all sorts of benefits, both mentally and physically. Who wouldn’t want to do that for someone they love or as an unconditional source of companionship? While the “gifter” always has good intentions, there can be unplanned consequences for the “giftee.” There …