What to Consider Before Getting a Pet for the Holidays

Getting a pet for Christmas requires responsible pet ownership considerations

The holidays are right around the corner, and, if you have younger family members who want a pet, you’re likely hearing those pleas ramp up as December approaches. While getting a pet for the holidays may seem like a wonderful idea, it’s important to remember the decision to adopt a pet will affect everyone’s lives for years to come.

Let the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates help you determine whether getting a pet is the right decision for you and your family.    

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Your Newly Adopted Pet: Now What?

A newly adopted pet needs veterinary care and lots of loveYou’ve found the perfect pet at your local shelter, rescue, reputable breeder – or maybe you’ve fallen in love with a friend’s kittens. It’s time to bring your new pet home, but now what? Maybe you’ve never had a pet before, or maybe you’ve always adopted older pets and now you have a new puppy or kitten – or vice versa.

Newly adopted pets are so exciting, fun, and rewarding. But, it’s also a big responsibility. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has some ideas for how to help your new pet become acclimated to your home, your family, and your life.

Before you bring your newly adopted pet home

Determine where your new pet will be spending most of his or her time. In the beginning, a smaller, safe, and secure space is important until your pet gets acclimated. Continue…

Little Paws, Big Hearts: How Volunteering with Your Pet Can Change a Life

Volunteering with your pet feels good.Volunteering your time or talents to improve the lives of those in need is a worthy cause, but adding a four-legged friend to the mix takes philanthropy to the next level. Volunteering with your pet is a wonderful way to give back to your community and bond with your pet at the same time. What could be better than that?

 

6 Ideas for Volunteering with Your Pet

 

There are plenty of opportunities for you and your pet to make a positive change in your community. Depending on your pet’s personality and the amount of time you have, any of the following options might be the right fit: Continue…