National Pet Month promotes healthy, happy pets and helps fundraise for the nation’s pets. You can help… visit the National Pet Month website and become a supporter, follow them on Twitter and Facebook. There are many events set up by pet lovers for pet lovers so why not find your nearest one and help support this good cause?

Top 10 Tips For Responsible Pet Ownership

  1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its requirementsMicrochip scanner being used to check a cat for an implant
  2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained
  3. Provide a nutritious and well-balanced diet
  4. Provide suitable housing and bedding
  5. Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly
  6. Protect against disease. Your vet can provide you with advice
  7. Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet when appropriate
  8. Groom your pet regularly
  9. Control your pet and ensure it is properly identified
  10. Take out insurance for dogs, cats, rabbits and horses to cover against unexpected veterinary fees and third party liability

National Pet Month is a registered charity, unique in bringing together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, pet businesses, schools, youth groups and pet lovers. The trustees are National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA).  The charity’s key aims are to:

  • Promote responsible pet ownership
  • Make people aware of the mutual benefits of living with pets
  • Increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists
  • Raise awareness of the value of working and assistance companion animals

Andrew Monchar, Director, Two By Two Veterinary Centre

020 3865 8905

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