Happy National Dog Day!


Happy National Dog Day!  Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason!  We love to have our fur babies by our side.  How will you be celebrating with your pet today?

There are plenty of ways to celebrate National Dog Day.  On one hand it is about loving our pets that are safe and bring us comfort at home.  On the other hand, it is also a day to recognize the dogs that need to be rescued.  If you plan on adopting a new furry friend today, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Adoption Tips:

  • Give Them Time to Acclimate – Moving can be stressful for your new pet.  Make sure that you give them plenty of time to acclimate to your home and your family.  This will help ensure that they aren’t overwhelmed and give them time for a stress-free adjustment.
  • Provide a Safe Crate – When you bring your pet home, you should make sure that they are safely secured in a crate.  Some dogs can find car trips stressful.  A crate will help make the trip home easier for your new pet, and for you.
  • Be Patient – Your new pet might be uneasy at first.  Give them time to get to know you.  If they came from a previous home, they may react to certain words, phrases, and objects.  Take time to learn your pet’s behavior and be patient with understanding that they will need time to learn what is expected.
  • Schedule a Vet Visit – You want to make sure that your new pet is fully vaccinated.  We will check your pet to make sure that your new pet is healthy and help you take preventative measures for their well-being.

Check out this article for more tips on how to care for your new pet in the first few weeks of bringing her or him home.  If you have any other questions about your pet’s health, give us a call!

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