Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keeping Your Dog (And Your Kids) Safe On Halloween | The Dogington Post

The holidays are just starting and Halloween is the big kick off!  Here's some tips to keep both your children with fur coats and those with two legs safe on Halloween.  Read more....



Keeping Your Dog (And Your Kids) Safe On Halloween | The Dogington Post

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What Joan Rivers Just Taught Pet Lovers About Estate Planning - DailyFinance

Joan set a great example for all pet lovers - make sure your pets are cared for in the event something happens to you.  This doesn't mean just in the event of your death.  Your plan for your pets needs to include provisions in the event you should become disabled and unable to care for your pets.



"All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet" by Peggy R. Hoyt outlines the many different ways you can include your pets as part of your estate plan.  Planning for your pets doesn't have to mean a comprehensive pet trust but you have to be specific about who should be responsible for your pets, how you want them cared for and the resources necessary to ensure their care is consistent with your desires.



If I want someone to take on the responsibility for my 3 horses, 7 dogs and 2 cats, it would be unfair if I didn't provide the resources necessary to make this possible.  In this case, a pet trust is one of the best ways to ensure there are sufficient funds and professional oversight for the investment and distribution of the money for the benefit of the pets.  You'll also want to choose your remainder beneficiaries carefully - you don't want to unintentionally create a situation where family members or other disgruntled heirs try and change the terms of your trust.



You can read more about Joan's planning here...



What Joan Rivers Just Taught Pet Lovers About Estate Planning - DailyFinance




Sunday, September 14, 2014

Remember the Hero Dogs of 9/11 | The Dogington Post

We just remembered the anniversary of 9/11.  Let's not forget the dogs that participated in this event and were instrumental in helping to locate so many of those affected by the days' events.  



Remember the Hero Dogs of 9/11 | The Dogington Post

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Survey of Veterinary Malpractice Articles

If you are interested in the changing field of veterinary malpractice, this site provides a very good survey of veterinary malpractice along with articles and commentary.

https://www.animallaw.info/articles/topic/veterinarian-issues