Make sure that your home and yard is cat or dog proofed. Both have a way of finding the one thing in the house that they shouldn't have! Some houseplants and even vegetables are toxic to animals, so check out this link to familiarize yourself with some of common substances our companion animals should avoid!!!
Since UVAR provides you with the gift of a 30-day policy of 24 PetWatch Pet Insurance, you can relax a bit knowing that your pet will be taken care of if something unexpected happens. To ensure your pet is as healthy as possible, we provide their available medical history and record upon adoption. This record will list your pet's microchip number, vaccines administered as well other important information when necessary.
Many vets offer a complementary exam for new pets which will ensure your pet is off to a happy and healthy start with your family. It is also a good time to get started on deadly heartworm preventative, flea and tick topicals and ask about any additional vaccinations he/she may need.
Keep in mind that pets feel stress the same way that we do, and can have physical reactions as well...even if the "stress" they are feeling is from a positive change. He/she may have loose stools or no appetite while adjusting to their new surroundings. Give them time to get to know your routine and try to stick with a schedule so that your new pet will have an idea of what to expect. This will allow him/her to feel more secure in a scary new place!
And lastly...spend time and bond with your new friend. They've waited their whole life just for YOU!