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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Microchipping

As a pet parent, you know very well how traumatic it can be when your beloved animal companion goes missing. You are lucky if your pet has markings that are distinct. Even so, your best and probably only chance of finding a lost pet is through its identification tags. Pet microchipping is one of the most effective ways of identifying and locating lost pets.

Reasons Heartworm Prevention Is Necessary

Part of protecting your dog is making sure that you keep him or her free of heartworms. You need to get your dog tested for this disease every year. Prevention is always better than treatment. Keeping your pet on preventive heartworm medication will help to keep him healthy. You still need to get your pet tested even if he is on the medication. It is important to understand why heartworm prevention is necessary.

Reasons to Vaccinate Your New Pet

There is a big debate surrounding vaccination in America. The warring parties, supporters and opponents, raise strong points to support their arguments. But science confirms that vaccines are safe products. Vaccines prompt a protective immune response in readiness for possible future attacks from disease pathogens. The body starts producing antibodies that identify the specific pathogens and fight them vehemently. The result is complete protection against some diseases or lessening of their severity. Besides protecting your new pet from severe, highly contagious diseases, here are more reasons to have your new pet vaccinated.

What Are Pet Focused New Year’s Resolutions?

People tend to make different kinds of New Year’s resolutions. Examples of such resolutions include focusing on losing weight, getting more organized, working out more, and eating healthier. However, few pet owners ever consider making pet-focused New Year’s resolutions. If you are a pet owner, you need to know that New Year’s resolutions can benefit your pet as well.

What to Expect at Your Senior Pet’s Wellness Exam

Just like humans, our animals need to have regular check-ups with a veterinarian to assess their health and wellbeing and ensure the early detection of disease. This is particularly important as our pets get older. This is because animals are more prone to developing health problems as they get older; and their body and bodily systems no longer function quite as well as they once did. In fact, age-related changes happen much more quickly in animals than we might expect – some animals are considered a ‘senior’ at around 6 or 7 years old.

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