A pet is more than an animal; it’s a member of your family. These articles from around the Web give some helpful suggestions on how you can keep your pet healthy and happy for many years to come.

Microchipping is a great way to protect your pet if they become lost. In this article, HowStuffWorks.com explains the science behind pet microchipping.

Just like people, pets can be susceptible to obesity. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers some advice for keeping your pet in shape.

Have you brushed your cat’s teeth lately? HealthyPet.com discusses the importance of pet dental hygiene.

With the right preventative pet care, dogs can stay healthy and active well into older age. PetFinder.com talks about how to look after your senior dog.

You don’t have to leave your cat or dog at a kennel when you go on vacation, but you do need to take a few precautionary measures before taking your pet with you. The New York Times gives readers some guidelines on how to travel safely and smoothly with their pets.

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