Pets in weddings not a faux paw

Pets in weddings not a faux paw

source-image
Jun 13, 2008
By dvm360.com staff


Photo by Getty Images/sozaijiten/Datacraft
It's springtime and that means one thing. Your schedule is jam-packed with a different wedding every weekend and if you see another Chihuahua in a tux you're going to barf. But what used to be considered, dare we say it, a bit tacky at weddings—pets walking down the aisle—is now considered the norm.

Revealing that everyone's definition of a family varies, 42 percent of respondents to a Veterinary Pet Insurance survey say they involved a pet or plan to involve a pet in their wedding ceremony. Eleven percent say they didn't include a pet in their wedding but they've been to a wedding where a pet played a part. Not everyone's keen on the idea of Rover jumping and slobbering all over guests wearing their wedding day finest: 47 percent say that only humans participated in their big day.

Hot topics on dvm360

Dog of Dallas Ebola patient will not be euthanized, authorities say

Health officials have quarantined and will monitor dog and amid concerns surrounding deadly virus.

Video: How to perform a belt-loop gastropexy

Prevent GDV in your at-risk patients with this simple technique.

Stretch your skills to earn more in veterinary practice

Finding new tasks could be the key to generating more income for your practice—and boosting your pay.

Veterinary community stunned by Sophia Yin's unexpected death

Prominent veterinary behaviorist died of suicide Sept. 28.

Study shows sustained salary slump for veterinary support staff

Since 2009, technicians paid by the hour have experienced a bump in pay, but pay for other team members has stayed stagnant, according to data from the 2014 Firstline Career Path Study. Here’s a look at changes in team pay from 2009 to 2013.