First Time Pet Owners

Congratulations on the furry, four-pawed addition to your family! As a first-time pet owner, you may be scratching your head, wondering what’s next. Take charge of your pet’s well-being and learn how his most essential needs, eating, playing and staying healthy, are crucial for his quality of life.

Dogs and Puppies:

CheckWater and food bowls CheckDog bed
CheckVaccinations CheckNail Trimmers
CheckHeartworm, flea and
tick control
CheckGrooming brush
CheckTagged collar and leash CheckFirst Aid Kit
CheckChew Toys CheckInsurance

Cats and Kittens:

CheckWater and food bowls CheckLitter boxes and sifter
CheckVaccinations CheckCat bed
CheckHeartworm, flea and
tick control
CheckNail Trimmers
CheckTagged collar CheckSoft brush
CheckToys and scratching posts CheckFirst Aid Kit
CheckCat carrier CheckInsurance

Where’s Waldo?

Help your pet avoid an unwanted trip to the pound. In addition to a comfortable collar with ID tags attached, pets—whether living indoors or out—should receive a microchip from your veterinarian. An open door, unsupervised back yard or even a natural disaster can part pets from owners. If lost, your pet’s microchip can be scanned, creating a greater chance you will be reunited and avoid heartbreak, pound fees or, worse, the high cost of treating an injured pet.

Your Veterinarian Knows Best!

Whatever the situation, if you suspect your pet is ill or injured, don’t hesitate to take him to your veterinarian. The earlier the problem is identified and the appropriate treatment is started, the better the outcome will be.