DOGS & CATS: Good New Year’s Pet Care Resolutions
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If you are reading this, it means you have survived the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. Cheers! It’s now time to get matters in order for your pet in 2013. 

Here is a simple check off list that every pet owner needs to do on the first of the year:

• Take a photo of your pet. Your pet’s looks change with age just like us and if your pet goes missing you will need a current picture. 

 • Check your pet’s microchip registration and update any new phone numbers or addresses. (If your pet doesn’t have a chip, get one ASAP. They are inexpensive, safe and are the best form of identification. )

• Consolidate your pet’s medical information into one folder. Include a list of any medicines your pet takes. 

• Use technology to your advantage. You can scan and save your pet’s medical records onto your phone. There are iPhone and Android apps you can download to file pet records, or you can just use a note-taking app like Evernote. You can even email medical records and pet photos to your smart phone. 

• Program your veterinarian’s information into your phone’s address book. Include the after hours emergency clinic your veterinarian recommends. 

• Program the address of your vet and the emergency afterhours clinic into…………… continues on Gazette Newspapers

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