Picking Your New Family Friend – Part 3

Bringing home a new cat or dog is a memorable and exciting family moment. Choosing the right cat or dog is crucial for a smooth, happy family transition. Take the time to really consider what type of pet and breed will be a good fit for your home.

Cats are an intelligent, friendly and very independent family pet. They need regular veterinary care, your daily attention and a safe, “cat-appeasing” environment. Choosing the right frisky feline for your family is crucial. When selecting a cat to bring home with you, you might want to consider if you thinking about a kitten, adult or senior cat? Kittens are undeniably adorable, but they do require additional attention, time and patience while they grow. Adults and seniors tend to be more mature, relaxed and set in their ways, but may need a little more TLC to get them adapted to your home.

Dogs are well known as man’s best friend and they classically love unconditionally. They are intelligent, playful and have their own unique personalities. They also require regular veterinary care, daily attention and a safe, comfortable environment. When selecting your new canine companion, you might want to consider the following…

  • What age canine will work best for you and your family? Puppies are very cute and cuddly, but they do need extra vet visits and lots of extra time, training and puppy proofing the house. An older dog may need help adapting to a new house, but is more likely be house broke and well mannered.
  • What breed is a good fit? Dogs are all individuals, but certain breeds or breed groups tend to have different energy levels, come in different sizes, and have different needs. Check out different breed websites and consult with your veterinarian on the right pup for you.

Overall, bringing home a new pet is exciting and a lifetime commitment. Take your time and do your homework to make sure you bring home the best pet for your family.

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