In the United States, pets are often thought of as part of the family to an extent that is not duplicated elsewhere in the world. If you have a dog, a cat, or any other animal that you consider to be part of the family, you undoubtedly want to make sure that pet will be protected if something happens to you. To do that, you need to include a pet planning component in your estate plan. To help you better understand how pet planning works, the estate planning attorneys at The Mendel Law Firm, L.P have put together some frequently asked questions and answers relating to pet planning. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation.