Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunities to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous. As you’re filling the candy buckets and assembling the perfect costumes, be sure to heed these tips from the experts at PetSmart for a Halloween filled with pet-friendly fun: Out and about Make sure pets have proper identification by microchipping and registering your pet’s microchip, and …

Pampered Pet Design Trends

Pull-out pet bowls, built-in dog showers in the laundry rooms, and attractively designed nooks for pet habitation within a home have been growing in popularity and are seen in more custom homes across the region. Pets, as Randy Arnold of Arnold Homes LLC says, are part of the family so homeowners are really concerned about their well-being. “Empty nesters, whose kids are grown and no longer living at home, are especially concerned about their pets.”                           In the 2014 Parade of Homes, Arnold included a dog shower in the laundry room …