New Fur-babies!

Are you considering adopting or purchasing a new puppy or kitty?  Already have your new fur-baby?  Looking for quality resources and information about starting off right with your new little one?

Here at Anderson Lakes Animal Hospital we offer quality information, from trusted sources, to help you and your new pet grow and nurture that wonderful human-animal bond!

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Research your new pet before you make that big decision.

Before making a decision, it is important to thoroughly explore the characteristics of the breed you are considering. This includes understanding their exercise needs, intelligence level, and temperament. 

Additionally, researching your breeder or rescue organization is equally crucial. With numerous breeders and “rescues” in the market, it is important to ensure that your prospective puppy or kitten comes from a reputable source that is committed to enhancing the breed.

When searching for a breeder, look for those who adhere to high standards in veterinary care, sanitation, nutrition, and socialization. Do not hesitate to ask your breeder pertinent questions; a responsible breeder will be more than willing to provide you with the information you need.

The very same questions should be asked of a rescue organization.  Including; whether or not they are private, for-profit or non-profit or where and how they acquire the adoptable animals, also how those animals are cared for.

Training Your New Fur-baby

The key to raising well-behaved puppies and kittens is to shape them into the ideal companions you desire. 

To foster sociability in a dog or cat, expose them to different people and environments, encouraging positive interactions.

Example; for an adventurous, outdoorsy dog, introduce them to car rides, water activities, and outdoor settings. Additionally, ensure they receive proper veterinary care.  These same principles apply to newly adopted pets. We strongly recommend enrolling in classes to strengthen bonds and address any behavioral issues.

If you don’t know where to start, please contact our office for support. At Anderson Lakes Animal Hospital, we are committed to nurturing strong bonds between animals and their human companions.  Our Certified Technicians are excellent resources for pre-purchase consultations or for after you bring your new friend home. Start this journey together by contacting our office!

Explore the links below for help acclimating your new furry friend to your life! 

More Links and Resources for the Perfect Start!

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