Planning for your new pet

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Adding a new pet to your home can be one of life’s biggest joys, however, with the new addition many things need to be considered. Realistic expectation of the animal’s needs including training, nutrition, health care, exercise and emotional stimulation will help to ensure that the new home will remain the animal’s permanent home.

It is important to consider the entire family, including other pets, in the decision to bring home a new pet. By planning a visit with your veterinarian to discuss all aspects of a new pet, you can ensure that you are prepared for your new addition.

Your veterinarian can help you develop a plan for success for training and health. Informed preparation for your new pet will help insure a happy and healthy transition from “new pet” to “lifelong friend.”