Pets can be a lot of fun if your family is ready for the responsibilities that come with them. They can help teach children values and social skills. Most relationships between people and pets are positive.


There are some important health and safety considerations to remember when bringing a pet into your home. Both your children and pet will be happier and healthier if they know and understand the rules.


Keeping your pet healthy is your number one priority as a dog owner. This will help keep your family safe, and ensure your pet can be with you for many years.


Adopt your pet from someone you trust. Your veterinarian (vet) will be able to offer suggestions.

Consider the final adult size of your pet when deciding which kind to adopt. Don’t forget that they grow and might get bigger than you are prepared to handle.

Make sure your pet sees the vet every year and has all vaccinations.

Have your dog or cat spayed or neutered.

Get veterinary care when your pet is sick.

Watch for any contact your pet has with other animals that might carry disease.


As soon as you bring your pet home, visit our office for a check-up and more tips for your family!