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5 Things Every Pet Parent Should Know

Owning a pet means that you may need to deal with some unexpected occurrences. From peeing on your new rug to chewing your favorite shoes, you might find yourself groaning in frustration.


However, one look at adorable puppy or kitten eyes is all it takes to forgive your new companion. The whole experience will ultimately be worthwhile and rewarding. Here are a few things that every pet parent should know. 


Pet-proofing Your Home


Before bringing your new pet home, you should pet-proof your home. Your pet’s safety is vital, and you need to make sure that you keep them from anything that can be harmful. Owning a pet is much like having a toddler running around – they tend to get into everything!


Learn what it takes to create a safe and comfortable space for your pet. Items such as wires, cleaning products, house plants, clothing like socks and underwear, and even human food can be harmful to your pet.  Before bringing your new pet home, be sure that these items are put away in an area to which your pet has no access.


Feeding Time Is Vital


Having a pet in your home means that feeding time will be a vital part of your daily life. Your pet will need sustenance to grow and thrive. Prepare to go through bags of dog food faster than you imagined.


  Consult with your veterinarian to determine the best food for your pet, and make sure to always have the food in stock. Your pet’s size, age, breed, and lifestyle will determine the best food.


Accidents Happen!


WIth any pet, accidents can and do happen. Keep the phone number for an emergency veterinary service on hand. Evergreen Animal Hospital is open 7 days a week and offers urgent care walk-ins so you can call our office at 303-674-4331 first. Even with all the pet-proofing, an inquisitive pup can find ways to get into trouble.


 If your pet is not behaving normally, it is always a good idea to have them checked out by the veterinarian. Prompt action can help save your furry friend’s life.


Find the Right Veterinarian


One of the first things you should do when you bring a pet home is to find a good veterinarian. Finding the right veterinarian for your pet can help protect your pet’s health and life. The team at Evergreen Animal Hospital comes highly recommended; learn more about us here!


Loving Your Pet


It seems obvious, but just like humans, pets require love and affection. Taking care of your pet is not just about feeding them and providing shelter.


Your pet will thrive when you give them attention. Belly rubs, walks, and playtime are vital for pets. Make the time to show affection to your pet and they will reward you with unconditional love.


Think carefully before you bring a pet home. If you do not have time or money to take care of your pet, you are probably not the right match for them.


For more on what every pet parent should know, contact Evergreen Animal Hospital at our office in Evergreen, Colorado at (303) 674-4331 today with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

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