Here is a list of things to keep in mind If you are looking to bring a new member into your family.
Before getting a pet, it’s very important to do your research. Research the type or breed of pet before you begin your search. Make sure that you know what is required to provide them with a happy and healthy life.
Research and understand the investment of time and money that comes with a pet. Ensure that you know the appropriate preventative health care for your pet and budget for any potential emergencies. Research your city’s pet rules — ID, license tag, leash requirements and noise control.
Talk to your veterinarian! Your veterinarian will provide your pet with the necessary preventive health care. They will help you understand medical procedures such as spay/neutering, dental work etc. They will also help you in an emergency case, so it’s important to go for regular appointments. The key to a healthy pet is a healthy diet. Talk with your veterinarian about your pet’s recommended diet.
Appropriate exercise is extremely important for your pet physical and mental health, your bond with your little one, but most importantly, their happiness.
Frequent grooming for health and comfort for most pets is essential. This includes brushing their fur and teeth, clipping their nails, baths, and so much more.
Pets need our love, our unconditional love. Having that love and bond is important for any animals mental health.
Written by: Waterview Animal Hospital