Getting a new fur baby is a lot of joy, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility.
Education is needed to raise your new addition and ensure that it is a good fit for your family.
When looking, do your homework. Ask yourself a lot of questions.
- Are you an outdoor person?
- Do you like to live on the couch and watch tv?
- What finances to I have for their food and vet visits?
- Is this a breed that has a lot of medical issues? Ie. Ears, eyes, skin……
You can always call or drop into a vet clinic to ask us some questions.
Veterinary staff are very informative and have a lot of experience over the years seeing what breeds cost more for care etc.
If you are going through a breeder, again, do your homework. Call them, visit them and ask a lot of questions.
If you are getting your pet through an on-line source ie. Kiijii – visit the pet and its surroundings, ask questions
If you are getting at pet through the SPCA or a shelter – ask questions, and find out prior history of the environment of where they came from.
Education is the best way of knowing about your pet – since it will be in your life for about 10-15 years!