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Ticks And How To Prevent Lyme Disease

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Ahh, summertime. The perfect time of the year for picnics, barbecues and long strolls in the woods with your pet.

But, be aware, for if you go into the woods today you may be sure of a nasty shock rather than a surprise, as you and your pet could be a victim of: The Attack Of The Tick!

What Are Ticks?

Ticks are arachnids. These spider-like creatures are usually only 3-5mm long and live in woods and areas with long grass. According to Lyme Disease Action, there are many different varieties of tick in Britain, but they all feed on the blood of their preferred hosts, and they have an egg-shaped body that becomes larger and darker when filled with blood (resembling a coffee bean)...

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Keep Your Pet Safe In The Summer Heat | Store Paws

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Keep Your Pet Safe In The Summer Heat

Written by Davina Evans

Despite our domesticated pets living with us in modern comfortable homes, they can also suffer in the heat. The following guide will hopefully help you to keep your pet cool and safe throughout the summer months...

There are many things we can do to help keep our pets comfortable and cool during hot weather spells, including the following:

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National Microchipping Month | Store Paws

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National Microchipping Month

June 2019 is National Microchipping Month. Since 2016 it has become mandatory for all dogs to be microchipped, and since then, June each year is the national awareness month for this important campaign to keep our pets safe.

The microchip (also known as a transponder) that is implanted is the size of a grain of rice, and there are mini microchips for smaller animals. They are implanted under the skin, at the base of the neck, either by a vet or a trained, authorised specialist using a hypodermic needle. No surgery or anesthesia is needed. It is painless and lasts for the lifetime of your pet.

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