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Choose The Right Vet, Your Pet's Life Rests In His Hands

One of the most crucial and important of decisions a pet-parent makes it that of choosing a vet. It is the vet who will understand your pet when he gets ill and care enough to practice what is now popular as preventive health care. Never choose a vet because he has a nice smile or a beautiful office or is cheap. Choose a vet who thinks about your pet the same as you do and always keeps the best interest of the pet ahead of all other considerations. The vet must love the breed that your pet is and:- Be kind and gentle when handling the dog. He must not leave diagnosis or check ups to assistants. - He must always stay ahead of developments in medicine and update his skills and knowledge constantly. - The vet must be able to stand by you through thick and thin and proffer timely advice. - The clinic must be spik and spank and have space for overnight stay with clean kennels, space to run, and staff who love animals. - It is ideal if the clinic is located close to your home and if it offers health care plans for ...


Do You Have Pet Health Questions?

If you have a pet, be it a rabbit or a rottweiler, you are, of course, concerned about your pet's health. In this article we're going to focus on dogs specifically, but the general principles apply to any household pet, with the possible exception of that pet rock you're still keeping around in the attic from the 1970's. Like any pet owner, you have a lot of pet health questions.Your pet's diet is no doubt the number one thing you can manage to ensure that your pet has a long, happy and healthy life. But at the same time, many pet owners know very little about nutrition, or that their pet may have specific needs that are going unmet by the pet food available at the local grocery store. There is a lot to know, but don't be discouraged. Like anything that's important to you, you'll manage to learn more about the subject than you ever thought possible. Your pet is a member of the family, and when it comes to the health of your family, you'll be amazed what you can do.The first person you'll want to go to with an...


The Easy Way To Care For Cats

You will need a great deal of commitment in order to own a cat as they do require some care (although not as much as dogs!) and can live as old as 15 years (or even longer in some cases).Cats require feeding (daily), care and 'play time' on a regular basis. You will also have to take into consideration, before getting your cat, that you will have vets' bills to pay for annual vaccines, worming and if treatment is required for any illnesses. These bills can sometimes be very costly, but you can purchase insurance for pets - it may be a good idea to 'shop around' to get the best deal.Before getting your cat, you should purchase bowls for food and water, a collar (if you want the cat to wear one), a bed (or pet quilt), a few suitable toys, and some food.A kitten should be fed throughout the day 4 times with a small amount of food each meal, reducing to 3 times a day at 3 months old, then at 6-8 months 2 meals per day. Older cats (over 12 months) should only be fed twice in the day (usually morning and early eve...


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