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NATIONAL PET MONTH. 7th April-7th May

promote responsible pet ownership
make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets
increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals

When?

From 7 April – 7 May 2012, you are invited to be a part of National Pet Month. Thousands of people up and down the UK will be celebrating life with their pets, spreading the word on responsible pet ownership or raising money for their favourite charity in fun-filled events. Why not be a part of this?

National Pet Month’s aims are to

Promote responsible pet ownership
Make people aware of the mutual benefits of living with pets
Increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists
Raise awareness of the value of working and assistance companion animals

What?

Each year the responsible pet ownership message is conveyed by running the events under a central theme.. Our 2012 theme is “ Your pets and you: a winning team”.
Who?

National Pet Month is a registered charity, unique in bringing together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, pet businesses, schools, youth groups and pet lovers, with the common goal of improving the welfare of pets. The trustees are National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) and Pet Care Trust (PCT).
How?

First of all become a supporter. This will keep you up-to-date with our activities and you will get a free events pack. Anyone wanting to find out more about running events for National Pet Month can also check out the details on putting on an event.

Follow @UKNatPetMonth on Twitter and ‘like’ the National Pet Month Facebook page.

there will be lots of competitions on the http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/ pages and shed loads of information alongside giveaways and competitions on this blog so keep a look out or better still follow dailybrewreviews on facebook.

Keeping Cats As Pets

Cats are more than just a house pet for many people. Cat is by nature very compassionate although they appear aloof. In their own way, cats care for their owners. When you are sick, you will notice that your cat will often visit and keep you company. When you are upset, you will find your cat rubbing itself against your leg.

Cats are very independent creatures and they preferred to be left to their own devices. Take care to train them well first, of course. And do not to leave them alone for too long as they will still need your care, love and attention. Owning a cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. To make the relationship rewarding for both you and your pet cat, you would need to ensure you have the right knowledge about proper care for cats and the actual ability to care after a cat properly.

Before You Bring Home A Pet Cat

Proper cat petcare starts well before you bring the cat into your home. If you are looking for a kitten, you need to start by choosing a suitable cat breeder and observe the conditions that the mother cat is kept in. Do not encourage irresponsible cat breeder by buying their animals. Look at the health and appearance of the kittens as well. Prepare yourself by learning how to select a healthy cat.

If you are considering the adoption of an abandoned or elderly cat, ensure that you able to meet their pet care needs. Such cats may not like children and others may need medication for the rest of their life. These are onky some of things that you need to consider. If you have not thought about these things, then you are not ready to be a cat owner.

Preparing To Bring Home A Pet Cat

Before you bring your cat home make sure you have a suitable sleeping place for it. It should be quiet and dry. Prepare comfortable cat bedding. This will help your cat to settle in as it will be uncomfortable in its new environment for a while. So some place private, warm and cosy to sleep, will allow your cat to escape from the unsettling hustle and bustle of the new environment.

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