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How to Prepare Your Home for a New Pet

When you bring a new pet into your home, you have a lot of work cut out for you. Not only do you have to learn how to take care of your new animal, but you also need to make sure your pet is safe and healthy. Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton is a veterinary care center that understands how important it is to help your new pet get. These tips will help you prepare your home before the new animal even arrives.

Pet-Proof Your Home

The first step you need to take is to ensure your pet is safe from the rest of your house and that your house is safe from your pet. Now is a great time to use baby gates and other tools that confine a pet to a small area that you expand as he or she grows more comfortable.

Give Your Pet a Personal Area

When you bring another pet into the home, it is important that it has its own space, at least for about two weeks. Your pet should be isolated in the home so that it does not have too much to deal with too soon.

Provide Toys and Comfort

Your new cat or dog will need some help getting comfortable in its new home. Your pet needs an opportunity to play and cuddle as it adjusts to the new environment, allowing your pet to feel more comfortable.

Establish a Care Routine

As soon as you get your new animal, schedule an appointment at our clinic right away. Our veterinarian can provide a thorough assessment of your pet's current health and prescribe any medications or treatment it may need. We can also create a vaccination schedule and a care routine to ensure your pet's health is well protected.

Visit Us for Professional Pet Care from Our Veterinary Team in Pleasanton, CA 

Veterinary care is important for your pet's first year of life. Puppy and kitten care can be difficult, as can pet care for any new animal you bring into your home. That's why our team at Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton is ready to help. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and what you need to do as a new pet owner.

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