Family Pet

Why Having a Family Pet Isn’t Necessary

South Lyon mom of two Wensdy Von Buskirk says family pets are too much work, noise and nuisance. Read about her stance here.

Why Having a Family Pet is Necessary

Harrison Township mom of three Rebecca Thomas says pets teach kids responsibility, love and loss. Read more about her stance here.

Pet Questions to Ask When Considering Owning Exotic Pets

If you're in the market for an exotic pet, here are four things to ask about before making the purchase for your family.

Emergency Veterinarian Weighs in on Caring for Exotic Pets

A Novi vet gives some extra information on things to consider before bringing one of these pets into your home.

How to Care for Pet Turtles

One mom shares what it takes to keep her kids' pet turtles happy and healthy.

Popular Types of Pets for Families

Browse this list of popular family pets, and read up on things to consider about each before choosing your kids' new best friend.

How to Pick a Pet for Your Family

Whether you're thinking cat or dog, here is some advice on choosing a pet that complements the kids and parents already in your home.

Best Dog Breeds for Kids

What are the best dogs for kids? We've got 10 of the top breeds to consider when it comes to adding to your family.

Tips to Keep Kids Safe from Dog Bites

Want to keep your child's next canine encounter calm? A southeast Michigan dog trainer provides five tips for families.

Pet Care While On Vacation

Got plans to hoof it and leave furry friends at home? Here's how to handle the arrangements if you're wondering where to leave your dog while on vacation.

A Different Kind of Dog: How Service Dogs Help Kids

Learn how service dogs of all kinds help those with special needs, health issues and disabilities – and provide important companionship.

Adopting a Rescue or Shelter Pet for Your Family

Consider giving a gift that gives back - and provides a home to an abandoned cat, dog or other animal. But be sure your family is ready first.
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