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5 Tips for Caring for Your First New Pet

The day has finally come when you can’t put off adopting a pet for the children, though you do have to admit that having a new pet in the house is something you can get behind. You’ve got the kids together, went to the local animal shelter and are now home with a furry, small, but cute addition to the family. However, if you are a new pet owner, and chances are you are, then you need to know how to take care of your new addition the right way. After all, pets can’t just be put up when you’re done playing with them. With that in mind, read on below for a few tips that can help you take care of your new pet the right way to keep him healthy, happy, and loving.

Have Your Home and Yard Treated

The first thing you should do before you even bring your new pet home is having your home and yard treated by a reputable pest control company. At Moxie Pest Control, they know how important keeping fleas and ticks away from a home is to pet owners. They have the right treatment plan to prevent these bloodsuckers from landing on your pet and being transported into your home. Remember, ticks are especially known to carry diseases that could be fatal to you and your pet if not caught right away.

Pet Supplies

Once you have your yard and home treated and are heading home with your pet, it’s time to stop and get the necessary pet supplies. The last thing you want is to not have the right supplies and have to leave your pet alone while you run out and get them. Below is a list of a few of the supplies you might need:

·  A leash

·  Collar

·  Pet bed

·  ID tags

·  Water and food bowl

The Right Food

Just like with humans, there is good food and bad food for pets. Your best bet is to check the label of the food you buy for your pet to ensure that the ingredients in it are healthy for the pet to eat.

Find a Vet

Once you have your pet happy and settled, call around and find a reputable vet to take them to for a checkup and for normal checkups afterward. Your local vet can tell you what vaccines your pet needs and make sure he is healthy so that you can live a healthy, long, and happy life together.

Be Patient

The best piece of advice to give to new pet owners is to be patient with your new furry friend. Remember, this home is new to them and so is your family. It’s going to take time for your pet to get used to you and your family, so be patient and give him the love he needs. In return, you will have a loyal pet for a lifetime. Puppies like to nip, so if you are wondering why your dogs nibble you, then check out that post.

These are just a few tips for welcoming your new pet to the family. From being patient to having your yard and home treated against flea and tick infestations, these tips will ensure that your pet is healthy, happy, and loyal for many years to come.

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