Prepare your house for your Pet's arrival. A special place should be designated for him/her to eat, sleep, and eliminate. Obtain any necessary accessories (eg, collar, leash, ID tag, crate, cage, dishes, etc) before you bring your Pet home. For most Pets, you will need to pet-proof your home just as you would child-proof your home to avoid accidents. Harmful cleansers, plants, electrical cords, and breakable objects should be kept out of reach. Open windows should be screened.
Roaming Pets are prime candidates for fights with other animals, traffic accidents, and communicable diseases from other animals Their life span can be expected to be considerably shorter as a result.
Most Pets are strictly indoor pets and are perfectly content, as long as they have access to food and fresh water at all times. AVMA strongly recommends that for healthier and happier Pets you consider keeping them indoors only. If your Pet must go outside, make sure you know where it is at all times, that the Pet is old enough to manage on its own, that it is identified in some fashion (microchip ID or breakaway collar and tag), current on vaccinations, and not outdoors in extremely cold, hot, or inclement weather.
If you don't want your Pet in certain areas of the house, start training it immediately to avoid those areas. When choosing where your Pet will sleep, keep in mind some of them are nocturnal animals and will be active at night. Placing soft bedding materials in secluded corners will help them feel at home.
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Dr. Toledo, thanks for making my life easy when it comes to bringing Luke in to the see you! Although, I think he may have a crush! I am convinced it's a crush . . . or those treats are doggone divine! But how could any four-legged creature resist? In all seriousness, thanks for providing Luke and me the finest. most complete pet care available . . . with a lot of love. I have seen a lot of vets in the past and your genuine love and care is truly rare.
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