Advice for new pet owners from Daventry Vets

Our team understands how fulfilling it can be to introduce a new pet to your family. At such an exciting time, it is easy to forget some of the essentials that come with owning a new pet. To help, we have put together a handy list of tips to help your new pet settle in. Call us if you have any questions about your new pet.

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Essentials every pet owner will need

All pets require food, water and shelter that is appropriate for their species and size. However, there are many other essential needs that owners must provide to keep their pet happy and healthy.

Parasite prevention

Investing in effective parasite prevention will not only keep your pet healthy from transmissible diseases, but it will also protect your household.

Quality food & nutrition

Whatever species your new pet is, educating yourself and investing in a quality diet that meets all their nutritional requirements is an essential part of keeping them healthy.

Veterinary care

Getting your pet registered with us should be on your list of jobs to do once they arrive home. That way, we can advise on whether they need vaccinations, microchipping and other preventative care.

If you have a new puppy or kitten, we can also monitor their weight and growth rate to ensure they are healthy.

How do I introduce my new pet to my family?

Introducing your pet to your family should be done slowly and calmly. Take time to gain their trust and don’t allow visitors for a couple of days to give them time to adjust to their new environment.

If you plan to introduce your new pet to other pets, then neutral territory is a must. They may have small disagreements but make sure there are no toys or chews/treats for them to fight over.

Our team of experienced Veterinary Nurses can answer any questions you may have on introducing your new pet to your family. Whether they are a dog, cat or small furry pet – contact us today and don’t forget to register your pet.

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Visit our dedicated pages for more advice on puppies and kittens.


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