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Microchipping: the facts

Microchipping: the facts
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June is National Microchipping Month, and it's all about celebrating and promoting the practice of microchipping for pets. Here are our top six facts about this amazing way of protecting your pet.1. It first came to the UK in 1989, and since then over four million cats and dogs have been microchipped. However with a reported sixteen million cats and dogs residing in the UK there are still many who are not microchipped.2. A recent survey identified that 48 per cent of pet owners didn't know which brand of microchip their pet was implanted with. There are lots

What to do if your dog is overweight

What to do if your dog is overweight
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Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Puli looking a little roly-poly? You're not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Vet Marc Abraham explains the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and offers some tips getting your pet in shape

You've probably heard about the 'obesity crisis' in Britain, but you may not be aware that it is as much of a problem among our canine population as it is in humans.

What tales does your pet's tail tell you?

What tales does your pet's tail tell you?
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Cats and dogs use their tails, in combination with body, ear and eye signals, for communication. So if you want to know how your pet is feeling, one look at its tail can give you a pretty good clue. From the PetPeople magazine archive

Why microchipping your pet is essential

Why microchipping your pet is essential
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Vet Marc Abraham explains why microchipping your pet is an important part of being a responsible owner.

June is not only Dental Care Month - it's also National Microchipping Month

Debate: Use DNA testing to tackle dog fouling? Part 2

Debate: Use DNA testing to tackle dog fouling? Part 2
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Last week, Councillor Robert Coghill told us how he supports registering dogs' DNA in the battle against dog fouling. On the other side of the debate is Councillor Phil Scott, who believes that the answer is education, not enforcement

We recently ran a hard-hitting campaign to tackle the issue of dog fouling and the response was fantastic. We gathered enough intelligence to deal with the perpetrators by way of fixed-penalty notices.

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