3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Pet in Sydney
If you are about to look for a new pet, there are several aspects to consider before making your final purchase. One of the most important details when choosing a new pet is to understand what age and breed of pet will best suit your household and lifestyle. Variables like the size of your house or apartment can confirm whether it’s more suited to a cat, large dog or small dog. Time availability for exercising and training your pet, especially if it’s a puppy, may help you decide whether an adult dog or cat might be a better option.
1. Conducting Background Research on Your Pet
Long haired breeds of dogs and cats will require more attention to their pet grooming, and working dog breeds will often require more mental stimulation and exercise. Issues like knowing how long your pet will be at home alone for whilst you’re at work, and the presence of young children or other pets are all important to consider before you make a decision.
2. Locations to Buy Your New Pet
When deciding on where to get your new pet from, there are many options spanning from registered breeders to pet stores to rescue shelters. If you’re meeting a registered breeder or visiting an animal shelter, try to find out as much information as possible about the pet’s upbringing. This might include asking about the puppy or kitten’s parent’s temperament and health or trying to find out about a rescue pet’s early life and any pre-existing health conditions. It’s important to do your research beforehand but if you have any questions, you can chat with our friendly team for tips and advice on choosing a new pet.
3. Initial Health Checkups
Once you have decided on your new pet, book them in for a veterinary health check at Sydney Animal Hospitals, where one of our veterinary experts will examine your pet and provide advice on pet vaccinations, parasite prevention, pet insurance, pet grooming, feeding and training. If your new pet is already microchipped, it’s vital that you update your contact details on the microchip registry so you can locate your pet if it becomes lost.
For advice on choosing a new pet, call our team or visit our website.
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