Getting a New Pet in Rhawnhurst
Tips & Tricks for New Pet Owners in Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County
So you’re ready for your family to grow? Getting a new pet is always an exciting time, whether you’re adopting a middle-aged, abandoned dog or starting anew with a kitten. In every case, we’re here for you and your new pet today, next month, and in a decade from now.
Are you about to become a new pet parent? Visit our New Clients portal to discover and learn all about what to expect, download essential new pet forms, and more!
Call us at (215) 883-8286 if you have questions about new pet ownership.
What to Do When Adopting a New Pet
There are many things for you to consider when adding another furry friend to your family. Do you already have pets? What “tricks” will you (or should you) teach your pet? What kind of food should you buy? How do you make this affordable?
The first step is to make an appointment with our veterinarians so they can examine the pet, administer the appropriate vaccinations, and do a few tests to make sure your pet is happy and healthy.
During this visit, it is important to talk to your vet about two things:
- Microchipping: Approximately 20% of lost dogs and less than 2% of lost cats who were not microchipped were reunited with their families. When microchipped, 52% of dogs and almost 40% of cats were returned home.
- Pet nutrition: Feeding your new pet a healthy and nutritious diet is one of the most important things to do.
If you’re adopting or buying a baby animal, you should also start thinking about training. There is a plethora of helpful information out there on what you should teach your pet and the best way to go about doing this. Vetstreet, the ASPCA, and PetMD all offer themselves as informative and valuable resources.
If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (215) 883-8286. We hope you and your new pet create rich and fun memories together!
Our veterinarians use the most current medicine and technology.
We strive to provide the same quality of care that we would want for our family.
We employ some of the best Doctors in the industry to care for your furry family.
“Great service, the doctors are very caring and gentle. I wish I would have found them sooner.”- Anitra P.
“I would definitely recommend Rhawnhurst for anyone looking for a caring and knowledgeable vet!”- Scooter R.
“The staff is super friendly and Dr. Katz is such an awesome woman & she just makes me feel at ease with my cat Dez.”- Barbara J.