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5 Things to Remember When Buying a Puppy

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  Getting a new pet, especially a puppy, is not something that should be undertaken lightly. Unless you or your partner will be at home for at least part of the day, then getting a puppy is not necessarily a good idea. You should remember that puppies are not as independent as cats and they really do need company, training and exercise. However, If your circumstances suit then there are few better pets to have than man’s best friend. Also pet microchip is the most important action you should take to prevent your new pet from getting lost. Let’s take a look at five things that you should keep in mind when buying your new pet.

Help Your Cat Live Long and Prosper

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Cats are incredible companions; loyal, cuddly and great hunters. The average lifespan of a cat is 10 to 15 years; less, however, if the cat goes outdoors, lowering the life expectancy to seven years, increasing to an average of 11 years if your moggy stays indoors. Nevertheless, these (like average human life expectancy statistics) are just that – averages. Olive, owned by John Burgess of Manchester, is 24 – or one 113 in human years – and she’s still catching birds!

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…

What to do if you Lose Your Pet

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Animals go missing from home quite often. It is usually cats that go missing the longest, generally because they go out on their own and you have no control over how far they travel. If you take your dog to a strange place, and then let if off the lead, it’s all too easy for it to go AWOL. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you have a fence that’s high enough to keep your dog in your garden; if it gets loose then you could find that your pet is missing. Contact your local dog warden It is a legal requirement to report a missing dog to the local dog warden, you should do this as soon as you can after…