Owning a dog can be very rewarding, offering us lots of companionship and fun! However, it is a long-term commitment and can be very demanding.
There are some key areas to think about before getting a dog.
How much outside space your pet will have access to.
Is your home suitable for a dog?
How much time will you have for your dog and how long might they be left alone.
How active are you?
Do you enjoy time outside and want to be more active.
How much are you willing to spend on your dog?
Food, medications, insurance.
Have you owned a dog at all before or have you had previous experience of the breed. Pop into the surgery and pick up a copy of our Finding your perfect dog guide for some helpful tips.
Here is a list of some essentials for your new dog:
- Comfortable bedding
- Food/water bowls
- Small selection of toys
- Collar and lead
- Poo bags & holder
- Calming products to help them settle in such as a pheromone or herbal based diffuser
We are always here to support and advise pet owners, so please feel free to ask us about anything pet related that you have questions or concerns about.