It’s never the “perfect time” to adopt a new dog, but as Dr. Buzby says in this episode, “Your home and your heart are never really full.” Sharing her own experience with a stray pup who showed up in her yard (and never left), Dr. Buzby helps you prepare for your new arrival (or better integrate them now that that they’re home) in this episode.
Make sure that your pack has the best chance of a long, happy life together with these takeaways:
Quarantine—Separate your new dog(s) from your household pets to decrease risk of disease transmission.
Take the new dog to the vet asap—A baseline examination is critical, not to mention getting started on preventative maintenance care asap like heartworm prevention.
Microchipping—Is “your” new dog really someone else’s?
Crate Training—Helpful for your household flow, necessary for the happiness and safety of your dog while being cared for in an animal hospital.
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