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Adopting Dogs, Cats, Puppies, and Kittens

Are you ready to adopt a dog or cat? Congratulations! Adopting a pet is one of the most wonderful experiences – but make sure you’re prepared. Your to-do list includes shopping for supplies like food and bowls, necessary medications, bedding, toys, collars, and maybe kennels, and a litter box for a new cat. You’ll need to get into a grooming routine and understand the behavior issues that might affect your pet – particularly if your cat or dog comes from a shelter. Make sure your home is safe for your new resident and if you have children, make certain they understand how to behave around your new dog or cat.

What you'll need in your home
Behavior Issues with your new dog
Grooming your new dog
Dog proof your home to protect your new dog
Vaccinating a dog

What you'll need in your home
Behavior Issues with your new cat
Grooming your new cat
Cat proof your home to protect your new cat
Vaccinating a cat

Puppies and Kittens:
Adopting a puppy
Adopting a kitten

List of medications for adoptive kittens and cats
List of medications for adoptive puppies and dogs

Good pet names:
Top 20 good pet names, Alphabetical, Funny pet names, & Celebrity pet's names

For more information about adopting a kitten/cat, visit the ASPCA and read the top ten list of things to do before you bring your new dog home.

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  Adopting Facts:

  • Adopting a dog, cat, puppy or kitten is a big decision. Make sure you are prepared for that new family menber.
  • Love, love, love, and the experience will be one of the best of your life.
    This information is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

    The information about medications is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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