CHECK LIST FOR GOOD PET CARE
Lots of pets need homes! We all know that! Please don't shop, ADOPT!
Adopt a pet this week but please keep in mind a few things first!
Adding a fur friend to your family is a LIFE LONG commitment!! Not just a few weeks, a few months or years...... A LIFE TIME. Got that? So if you are prepared to own a dog or a cat for a lifetime then please read on.
If you own a dog you should have most of these:
JUST FOR THE DOGS!
· Dog dishes (a stainless steel, no- tip water bowl and a stainless steel or heavy plastic food bowl.
· A place for your dog to sleep.
o Dog bed
o Dog crate
· A toenail clipper or Pedi Paws type nail file
· A brush and/or comb. Ask these awesome professional pet groomers, Kay or Diane for information on which type is appropriate for your breed!
· A large and a small shaver if you have a small dog that needs trimming before his grooming appointment.
· A high quality dog or puppy food and treats
· An appropriate collar, leash or harness for walking. Current rabies tag, microchip tag and identification on the collar. Rolled leather or heavy duty nylon is best for your larger dog and a harness is best for your small breeds.
Professional Dog Training advice. Check out Sheila, Dave and Carol Lynn to the right under "dog training".
JUST FOR THE CATS!
· Cat dishes (a stainless steel no- tip water and food bowl
· A place for your cat or kitten to sleep, a comfy pet bed will do!
· A toenail clipper so your parents can keep his/her nails short
· A scratching post (so he/she wont scratch your furniture
· A brush or comb
· A litter box, maybe 2!
· A high quality cat or kitten food and treats
· A breakaway collar with identification in case he/she escapes outside.
If you own either or both, a dog or cat, you will need to keep all health records in a file so if you need them you will know exactly where to find them.
Keep your pets current on their vaccinations and annual exams.
We recommend that all pets be MICROCHIPPED!
Please Ask your Veterinarian for more information!
Get educated in Pet CPR and First Aid!
You are off to a great start on being a good pet owner!
Please make sure to contact your veterinarian if your pet has any health concerns and remember, please microchip, heartworm test/preventative, spay, or neuter, complete puppy and kitten vaccine series (8 weeks until 16-18 weeks), annual adult vaccines and schedule all annual assessment visits for your pets!
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