So you’re ready for your family to grow? Getting a new pet is always an exciting time – whether you’re adopting a middle-aged, abandoned dog or starting anew with a kitten. In every case, we’re here for you and your new pet today, next month, and in 10+ years.
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There are many things for you to take into consideration when adding another furry friend to your family. Do you already have pets? What “tricks” will you (or should you) teach your pet? What kind of food should I buy? How do I make this affordable?
The first step is to make an appointment with your veterinarian so they can examine the pet and administer the appropriate vaccinations and perform select tests to make sure Fluffy is happy and healthy. While at this visit, it is important to talk to your vet about two things.
- Microchipping - Approximately 20% of lost dogs and less than 2% of lost cats who were not microchipped were reunited with their families. When microchipped, 52% of dogs and almost 40% of cats were returned home.
- Pet Nutrition - Feeding your new pet a healthy and nutritious diet is one of the most important things to do.
If you’re adopting or purchasing a young animal, you should also start thinking about training. There is a plethora of helpful information out there on what you should teach your pet and the best way to go about doing this. The ASPCA and PetMD offer themselves as informative and valuable resources.
Welcoming a new pet is so wonderful and we are here to help keep your new pet healthy. We recommend healthy pet wellness check-ups once a year as a way to keep vaccines up-to-date, prevent any unnecessary issues like fleas, ticks and heartworm, and continue keeping your new fur-baby healthy with a healthy pet check-up once a year. We also know the cost of unexpected care can be overwhelming. A Pet Health Insurance plan can provide the financial support needed when the unexpected happens.
If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office in Bristol at (860) 850-2187. We hope you and your new pet create rich and fun memories together!
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