Responsible pet ownership

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. All animals and all pets have basic needs. As a responsible pet owner, you need to be aware of these needs.

There are also many council rules and regulations that have an effect on you and your pet. It is a good idea to find out about these rules before you decide on your choice of pet.

Once you decide on a new pet, that animal becomes an extra member of your family for many years to come.

So it is important to know what to expect when your new pet joins your family. It's an exciting time and it pays to be prepared.

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And remember... Pets need Vets!

If your pet is looking unwell, or it is time for its regular health check, then contact your local vet.