First-time Pet Owner Tips & Tricks!

Setting You and Your Furry Friend Up for Success!

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Are you thinking of buying a new pet? This blog post is full of helpful tips and tricks for first-time pet owners!

1. A pet is for life

Our first biggest tip for ant new pet owner is to make sure when you purchase your new pet, you are purchasing it for life. The small labradoodle is cute now, but it may reach 25 KG. Even if it is grows bigger than you expected, has unexpected health difficulties, or is generally more work than you thought. You must purchase your new pet with the idea that it is yours forever.

2. Expect the unexpected

Most pet owners have no problem buying food, and keeping up with deflea and deworming treatment. You never know what might happen, and the treatments that your pet may require. We have had countless visits from people who had their dog at the dog park, and the dog hurts their paw either a sprain or break, and these visits are on the pricier side.

3. Annual checkups

Annual check ups are the best way to keep an eye on your pet’s overall health. Your pet cannot communicate when they feel under the weather, or are uncomfortable. An annual check up is your best way to make sure that they are fit and healthy! You can even run blood work, and get a full understanding of your pets health. We also recommend bringing your pet in for a checkup when you first get them whether from a breeder or rescue center – it is best to check they have a full bill of health!

4. Do your research

Did you know that you can book an appointment with a vet before you even have your pet? This isn’t necessary, but it can be a great way to meet your new Doctor, and understand the basics of what it means to owning a pet. There is plenty of information on the internet, just make sure that it is accurate. Don’t be afraid of trying out puppy-classes, researching all the different types of food, and common things to keep an eye out for.

Having a new pet is such a wonderful experience, and we hope you enjoy your new forever friend. If you’re looking for a new vet clinic to bring them, contact us now!

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Your pet’s happiness is our priority! If your furry friend needs anything, don’t hesitate to call. We’re here to guide and ensure their well-being with a warm touch and friendly advice.