Emergency Care for Your Pet

Unfortunately, accidents do happen. When a medical emergency befalls our furry friends, pet parents may find it difficult to make rational decisions, especially if something occurs during the middle of the night. That’s why it’s crucial to have an emergency plan in place—before you need it. Finding 24-Hour Emergency Care for Your Pet Talk to your veterinarian about an emergency protocol. Does your vet provide 24-hour service or does he or she work with an emergency clinic in the area? Some practices have multiple veterinarians on staff who rotate on-call services after hours. Check to see if your primary care vet has partners who might answer an emergency call. It’s also a smart idea to keep the name, number and...

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Traveling with Pets: Tips for Travel and Vacations with a Dog or Cat

Are you thinking of traveling with your dog or cat? There are various factors to take into account. For example, would it be better to take a pet with you or leave him at home under the care of a family member, neighbor or pet sitter? If you don't have anyone to come to your home to feed and care for your pet, have you investigated local boarding facilities? >> Some tips for taking care of your pet Planning a trip with a pet Planning and preparation are essential for a successful vacation with a dog or cat. Your ultimate decision about whether to include your pet in your travel plans may vary depending on the mode of travel and...

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How to Take Care of a Pet

Pets can look cute when you buy them but they need a lot of looking after for many years!The Scottish SPCA Animal Welfare Centres take in many unwanted pets on a weekly basis. During December and the beginning of January, they take in on average 600 dogs and cats plus many smaller animals, especially rabbits. The majority of the abandoned cats and dogs are older animals, although there are several puppies too. Why owning a pet is a commitment Pets are a commitment. They need your care and attention every day of their lives. That can mean looking after them for many years - some cats will live for up to 20 years, as well some of the smaller breed dogs....

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