Introducing an animal into your home is a wonderful thing, but it can also be stressful for all parties involved. The key to introducing a pet into your home is preparation.
Follow these tips when introducing a new pet into your home and your house will be in harmony in no time!
Dog/Cat Proof Your Home
Even if the animal you are bringing into your home isn’t a puppy or a kitten, it can take a while to adjust to a new environment, and old habits could come back. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Try to set them up for success by removing items and temptations in the area they will be spending most of their time. Keeping kitchen chemicals at a safe distance, tying up loose cords, installing baby gates, and removing breakables will make the transition easier for all.
Do your research on what type of food is best for your new pet. Kittens and puppies need different food than older dogs and cats, and feeding them the wrong food can actually lead to long-term health problems. Talk with your vet about what type of food is necessary for their safety during the different stages of their lives. There is some very helpful food ranking information available that can give you a better idea of what food is out there.
There are many different brands and kinds of treats out there, and it is up to you to be a responsible pet owner and do your research to find what is best for your pet. Negative media attention over certain treats has caused alarm in the pet community, so reading labels and ensuring they are made with quality ingredients is extremely important. We love these awesome veggie dog treats. They are made in the USA, and made with healthy, nourishing ingredients!
Your dog will love the sweet potato flavor, and you will love that they are free of preservatives and other additives!
Do you already have an animal in your home? Be sure to read this next tip carefully…
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