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There are a number of matters to consider when introducing a pet into your home. This section of the guide helps you deal with the necessary health, feeding, and obedience issues—including spaying, neutering, and potential behavioral problems in dogs, cats, birds, and fish. Learn about pet insurance (and whether you need it), and find out what online veterinary resources can help you keep your pet well between visits to your actual vet. This guide can even help you get your lost pet home.
- No Web site can ever be a substitute for a qualified veterinarian. Make sure you find one you trust, and keep the clinic’s contact information handy in case of an emergency. Remember that regular checkups can sometimes nip developing ailments in the bud.
- Any vet can implant a microchip in your animal that will help you find your pet if it ever becomes lost. It causes only a moment of mild discomfort, and the cost averages $70. Unfortunately, these chips aren’t tracking devices (not yet, anyway). But if your furry friend has a chip and she’s turned in at a vet’s practice, a scanner can provide a conclusive ID. By referring to a database, the vet will then be able to find your contact details.
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