Adoption Consideration — TribLocal.com

Making the decision to add a new pet into your family is accompanied by many emotions. Will they get along with your other pets? How will you help them adjust & keep them healthy? Where will you get them from? Whether this is your first pet, or your tenth, whether it is young or old, there are many things you need to do to prepare your home and your life for a new addition.

Regardless of the age or breed of your new pet, a visit to the veterinarian should be a top priority. An animal that is coming from a shelter, pet store, or breeder has been around a lot of other animals; this means that they may have been exposed to illnesses as an inevitable part of being in a group situation. The veterinarian will check for potential problems, ensure that your pet receives any necessary vaccinations and discuss other important health issues with you.

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