Taking care of a companion animal requires time, commitment, and especially love.
Follow the links below and learn about pet care responsibilities before you adopt.
- The ASPCA describes how to plan for a new animal in your home, and what things to consider ahead of time.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association lists everything you need to know before you foster an animal.
- Pet Safe has advice on choosing the right animal to join your family and how to keep them happy and healthy.
- Why Spay and Neuter your pet? The Humane Society describes the many reasons for reproduction control in animals including pet overpopulation, heath, and behavioral reasons.
- Vaccinating Your Pet Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination regime that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual animal.
- Common Household Dangers for Pets Many common items are poisonous or unsafe for your pets to be around. Make your home animal-safe by following this guide from the Humane Society.
- Cat Health Care Keep your feline friend happy and healthy with this information from The Humane Society.
- Dog Health Care Some dogs require special attention or treatment. Learn about diseases that affect dogs and common health care concerns from Web MD.
- Traveling with Animals Choose the safest and most comfortable travel option for your pet by following the advice given by The Humane Society.
- Grooming Pet grooming is often overlooked as an important part of animal health care. Brush your dog every day or two and bathe him once a month. Don’t forget to take care of their teeth and nails for a healthy pet. Special care may be needed for some breeds; consult a groomer for more information.
- Disaster Preparedness for Pets Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your pets safe if disaster strikes. Follow these tips to make an emergency plan for your pets.