Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and there are many dogs waiting to find their forever home. See your local shelter to find the right pet for your family. 

Here are a few tips once you find your perfect pup:
  • Dog proof your home before you bring your new pet home.  
  • Allow time for your new dog to acclimate to both your home and family, before allowing outside people to be introduced.  Strangers may add additional stress.
  • Keep your pet's food and feeding schedule the same for the first few days to avoid gastric distress. If a diet change is necessary, do so very slowly.  Add pumpkin to the diet to help prevent diarrhea.
  • Schedule a check-up to insure your pet is up to date on vaccines and any medical issues can be addressed.
  • Be patient and understanding with your new pup. They are learning to live in a new place, with a new schedule, and with new expectations. Before you know it, you will have a life long bond!