It’s gotcha-day! Congrats on bringing home a new bundle of joy! Normally, this phrase is associated with newborn children coming back from the hospital. Even so, pets count as part of a family as well. If you are a first-time pet parent, then you might not know how to care for them in a responsible way. Are you ready to step up and adopt a cat or dog most other potential caregivers would take a pass on? That’s great!
Pick Out the Most Nutritious Food
First things first, find the right food for your furry friend. Picking out the most nutritious food is one of the easiest things to do; that way you can make sure that they are nourished every time they have a meal. Fresh ingredients and vacuum-sealed packaging will put your mind at ease!
Start a Monthly Expense Spreadsheet
Although this advice sounds silly, take our word for it. Starting a monthly expense spreadsheet is as useful to pet parents as tracking their own human-related expenses. After all, pet supplies can be included in your next grocery run! Vet care, grooming appointments, and obedience training are necessities as well!
Determine the Most Reliable Vet
Speaking of vet care, be sure to find one you can trust. You never know when you might need after-hours or weekend night hours to bank on in case of emergency. Consider the location of the office, the environment inside, and how highly recommended that particular veterinarian or animal hospital is!
Explore Options for Pet Insurance
Lastly, do your homework on pet insurance policies. Even though this plan might seem unnecessary, it can be a huge help when it comes to paying for surgeries and other critical procedures when your pet is sick or injured. In some cases, it might come as part of a benefits package offered by your employer. Wow, what a deal!
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.