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National Pet Month: Keep your Pet Safe While Traveling in the Car

National Pet Month: Keep your Pet Safe While Traveling in the Car

Only 10 years ago, about 19 percent of owners were bringing their furry pals along with them on road trips. Since then, that number has more than doubled, as 37 percent of owners say they take their dog in the car with them, rather than leaving him behind when they travel. According to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. Of those, pets, 77.8 million are dogs and 85.8 million are cats, and an increasing number of these furry companions accompany their families on in the car. As part of National ... read more

All Parents Should Know These 7 Safety Rules of Driving With Kids

All Parents Should Know These 7 Safety Rules of Driving With Kids

  As a parent, you probably know that accomplishing everyday tasks is a little bit more challenging when children are in the picture. A simple trip to the grocery store or even taking a shower can be a feat when your little ones are around. And so it goes with driving… Although you may have a good decade or more of driving experience under your belt, you quickly learn that operating a vehicle with your kids in the backseat is a whole other ballgame. Not only is it more difficult to stay focused, but the need to drive safely is even greater because you hold their lives as well as your own in your hands. So, before you jump in the car with your children, take a few minutes to review these safety rules that will help keep everyone safe. Discuss Driving Safety Rules with Kids As soon as you can begin teaching your children safety rules of the house, you ... read more