First Impressions: Welcoming a New Pet to Your Household

With any major change that impacts the family, a smooth transition depends on thoughtful conversation and careful introduction. This is true when you bring a new pet into the home. If you adopt a pet, there will be some considerable changes in the household dynamic. Who will be responsible for daily care? What are the ground rules for your new pet? How will you navigate, as a family, behavior challenges? 

If you are bringing a new pet to your household, there are some important things to consider first. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is here to explain.

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The Mighty Microchip: Why Microchipping Pets Matters

In this busy, boisterous world, things happen when we least expect them. Take, for example, that the number of missing pets who enter shelters each year tops more than 3 million. 

Some of these pets are strays, but there are a large percentage of them who simply got out of the yard or away from their owners and became permanently lost. That’s a serious tragedy, but it can happen to any pet owner, especially if their pet isn’t microchipped.

Pet microchipping may be the key to decreasing the number of pets in shelters and create a safer environment for our special pets. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital want to explain this simple, yet effective chip.

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Wrapped Up With a Bow, Holiday Pet Safety Is the Gift That Keeps On Giving

With so many distractions this time of year, our priorities can shift overnight. From cookie swaps to toy donation drives, potlucks to caroling, our collective calendars are simply overflowing – a fact not missed by most pets. As a result, the things that usually hold us together get flipped upside down.

Luckily, with an eye on prevention you can keep the good times rolling. Holiday pet safety doesn’t have to be confusing, and it doesn’t have to stand in the way of any seasonal fun.

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