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How to Choose A Vet?

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There are many reasons why pets would need to see a vet. As well as illness, there may also be routine reasons for a visit such as vaccinations or a general physical check-up or another important reason is pet microchip implantation. It is important that you choose the right vet, because they will be responsible for the wellbeing of your pet and taking care of them when they are unwell. There are a number of factors that you should take into consideration when you are making your choice. Here are some things that will help you decide which one will be right for you and your animal.

How to Stop Cats Scratching Your Furniture

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There are a number of reasons why cats like to scratch. It helps to sharpen their claws, it’s a good way for them to stretch their muscles and it’s also a way for them to mark their territory. If your cat likes to scratch your furniture then this can be a problem because, obviously, you will not want your furniture to be ruined. Here is how to stop cats scratching furniture: 1. Use a homemade deterrent There are a number of homemade deterrents that can be used to try and discourage your cat from scratching the furniture. Cats do not like the smell of citrus fruits so spraying the furniture with lemon juice could keep them away from the piece in question. However, you will…

Having a Pet Can Improve Your Child’s Health

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There have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest that children who grow up in a home with a pet dog or cat can be less likely to develop allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma. These studies first started to appear in 2006 and since then almost every one of them has shown a direct link between children having pets and not developing allergies, respiratory infections and ear infections.

Get Ready for Pet Emergencies With a Pet Microchip

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Many people treat their pets like children and that may be because a lot of the problems you have with a child, you might also have with a pet. Children like to roam and can get lost and, as we know, so do pets. With young children, of course, you don’t let them out alone, but with pets, particularly cats, it is a whole different ball game and this is why it is so important that you take the necessary precautions.  Of the many expenses you might incur with a pet, the one that you should be able to do something about is loss. Cats in particular have a habit of wandering far from home and, because they are small, they can get themselves caught…

The Importance of Cat Vaccinations

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Here at Micro-ID we love your pets just as much as we do our own! Even though our bread and butter is providing you with essential pet supplies, we also intend to bring you only the best information in pet care. Just like humans, a cat’s immune system can become compromised and broken down. Bad diet, environment, stress, hereditary issues and cat breeding, all make an impact on whether or not a cat will be susceptible to a certain disease. While some factors can be controlled by their owners, cats need to be vaccinated to decrease the possibility of not only contracting a disease, but also passing it on to other pets.

Cat Owners Beware the Dangers of Permethrin

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Here at Micro ID we don’t just specialise in pet supplies, we like to look out for our furry friends too! Permethrin is an ingredient that is found in flea protection which is designed to be used for dogs. However, it is a substance that is very dangerous to cats and there have been an increasing number of cases where it has been administered to cats with potentially fatal consequences. Leading animal charities and pet healthcare brands believe that the reason why this seems to be happening more frequently is because products that contain permethrin are on general sale in a number of stores. Many shop assistants themselves are probably not aware of the danger that these products pose to cats and therefore cannot warn…