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Rob Macpherson Rutland VT: Microchipping Is a Great Holiday Gift for Pets and Owners

As Many Americans Prepare for the Holiday Season by Rushing to the Stores to Find Presents for Others, Many Are Wondering About Great Gift Ideas for Pets; Rob Macpherson, Rutland, VT Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Explains That Microchipping Is a Practica

RUTLAND, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/24/12 -- As most Americans are making their last efforts to seek out great holiday presents for their friends and family members, others are concerned about what gifts to get for the beloved animals in their lives. Just as holiday gifts are becoming more technologically complex for the human population, gifts for pets -- and pet owners -- are also following this trend. A recent article from Yahoo! highlights how many of these tech-related pet gifts are not only fun for animals, but sometimes beneficial to their health. Although some of the article's listed items -- such as the electric dog treat maker -- are fun, Rob Macpherson, Rutland VT veterinarian, notes that those searching for holiday pet gifts should focus on ones that can improve an animal's health.

While some holiday shoppers may prove quick to pick up a bone or a squeeze toy for a pet's stocking stuffers, the article highlights that there are a vast array of products available for animals. For instance, it notes that pet-loving consumers could purchase goods such as dog barking controls, electronic self-cleaning cat litter boxes, exercise equipment, air conditioners for doghouses, and even pet air purifiers for human houses.

Although Rob Macpherson, Rutland, VT dog owner and resident, believes that it is always fun to have presents for pets to "unwrap" under the tree, there are some health-oriented gifts that may prove more considerate. For instance, those who have yet to have their pet microchipped may find that this easy procedure is a great gift to both the animal and the owner.

Rob Macpherson of Rutland, VT explains, "What better gift to give than one that can help ensure the safe return of a loved one, should the animal become lost. Microchips are safe with no long-term health consequences to the pet. Once they are implanted, these devices last a lifetime. In addition, all humane societies, animal control organizations and veterinary clinics have the ability to scan for a chip. This allows lost cats and dogs to be returned to their homes as quickly as possible. Microchips are simply a great gift idea for our awesome companions."

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Rob Macpherson, Rutland VT Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, owns and practices veterinary medicine at Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center. For two decades, he has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to heal animals and support pet owners. Before taking ownership of the clinic in Rutland, he worked there as a staff veterinarian for 10 years. As a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Rob Macpherson, Rutland, VT resident, has a great deal of experience under his belt and has become a very active member of his community, especially in regards to animal protection rights and health.

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