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Owning a pet is highly rewarding and the benefits of the companionship offered by a small pet in the home should not be underestimated. However along with the fun of owning the pet comes a lot of responsibility. Before acquiring a pet it is important to think carefully about the type of pet that will meet your needs and fit in with your lifestyle.

There are a whole raft of routine healthcare that is important for any pet. Cats should be treated regularly for fleas and worms - preferably with products from your veterinary surgery. Although it is now possible to buy similar products elsewhere, the products from your vet will be specially formulated for pets and your vet can provide the best advice for your individual animal. In addition dogs and cats need vaccinations on a regular basis (at least once a year) to protect them against some of the serious diseases they can be exposed to outside of the home.

It would be rare for even the best cared for pet to go through the whole of its life without any health problems. To protect against unforeseen bills it might be worth considering health care insurance for your pet.

Further information

All about fleas

All about neutering

All about worms

Basic training for cats

Caring for a kitten

Caring for the amputee cat

Caring for your pet before and after surgery

Cat bite abscesses

Cat flaps

Choosing a cattery

Ear cleaning

Feeding your cat

Feeding your kitten

Flea control

Giving your cat medicines

Health insurance for your cat

Indoor cats

Injection techniques

Insect stings

Introducing your new baby to your cat

Living with a blind cat

Living with a deaf cat

Managing pain in pets

Moving house with your cat

Multi-cat households

Obesity

Permanent identification of your pet

Routine health care

Samples - how they help your vet

Scanning - the inside picture

Scratching in the house

Senior pet care

Stress in cats

Tick control

Toxoplasmosis and risks to pregnant women

Vaccinating your cat

Vaccination protocols and safety

Worm control

X-rays and ultrasound