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Posted on 01-02-2017


Pets are one of the most popular gifts for the holidays, but once the excitement is over and reality sets in many are left to fend for themselves. Taking care of an animal is a lot of work, but we are here to help, not only you, but your pet as well.

First thing on the list is to make sure the pet is healthy. The last thing you want is a new pet that also has a ton of health problems, not only now, but in the future as well. All first time pets that come into Phoenix Veterinary Center get 15% OFF an exam, so call (602) 559-5500 or book your appointment online. Our priority is keeping your pet healthy which will in turn keep you happy.

Another key in making sure you build a good relationship with your new pet is getting them trained. Nothing will make you more resentful than an animal that doesn’t listen or isn’t well behaved. There are many great options around the valley when it comes to pet training, so make sure to do your research to find the best fit for you and your pet.

Establishing responsibility with a pet is also a big factor. Maybe you got your children a new puppy or kitten with the expectation that they would take care of it. Once February rolls around you might be the one that is feeding, walking and cleaning up after the pet. Set guide lines and get the whole family involved, that way everyone is participating and ensures that the animal is well taken care of.

Patience is the biggest key when it comes to a new pet. Before you decide to give up the pet, try a few things out, see what works. And if you do decide that a new pet wasn’t the best gift, look for a good, safe home for the animal before you go to a shelter. Every pet deserves a good home!

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