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Setting up a trust ensures your pet will be cared for after you are gone.
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We love military pets like family members because of the joy that they bring to our lives. Caring for military pets can be challenging, however there are many services that make having pets in the military easier. These services include military veterinary facilities, foster care or pet sitters for military deployment, pet insurance, pet sitting, and PCS’ing with your military pet.
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Make arrangements for your dog's care when you go away. Have a friend or reliable pet-sitter come over to tend to the dog, or find a good kennel for . If you opt for boarding, try to inspect the facilities before you drop your dog off. The Humane Society has a , some of which help with the cost of life-saving medical care for pets. Click on your state to see what's available.
Photo provided by FlickrMost emergencies require immediate veterinary care, but first aid methods may help you stabilize your pet for transportation.
Photo provided by FlickrNo. Although it is not necessary to leave any money for the care of your pet, it is recommended. Please see our  for further explanation.
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For most pet lovers, your critters aren't just property. They are best friends, companions, and family members, so why treat them as anything less? Just as you would in your will and for the humans you love, so too should you for your animals. Failure to think ahead about what will happen if you're not there to provide care means that, sadly, many pets end up in bad situations.Once you have taken a sick pet to your veterinarian, you may need to continue medical care at home in the form of medication, special foods or supportive physical care. Here are some tips on handling the daily care of a sick pet:When a beloved pet seems a bit “off,” it might be more than just a bad day; it could be a sign of mild sickness or a more serious illness. Here are some tips for recognizing the symptoms of sickness in pets and getting your pet the care he needs to recover.You can include explicit instructions regarding everything from food and toys to medical care and the disposition of the pet's remains. Even odd requests, like those made by singer Dusty Springfield to have her cat be and every night at bedtime would have to be honored. The trust will also specify how much the caregiver gets paid, how the trustee will monitor the caregiver's services, and how the caregiver will document expenditures for reimbursement. Since the trust will own your pet, if the caretaker isn't meeting your standards, the trustee can assign care elsewhere.2. Decide How Much Control You Want. If you have 100% confidence that your beneficiary will love your pet the way you do, then a trust shouldn't be necessary. (Just know that there will be no recourse if Steve takes the $3,000 to care for your dog and then later decides to abandon Rover.) But if you want to continue to call the shots after you're gone, then a detailed trust is the way to go.3. Fund Your Pet's Care. How much money you leave the caretaker or trust comes down to the type of animal, its typical life expectancy, and the standard of living you want to provide. For a trust, you'll also need to factor in any costs for the trustee's services. (Corporate or professional trustees will have much higher fees than what you might choose to dole out to a friend of family member.)