Guidelines to Introducing Your Pets
Adopting a new pet is a thrilling experience, but integrating them into your existing furry family requires careful planning. Here are some essential steps to ensure a smooth transition during Adopt-A-Dog Month:
Prepare Your Space: Create a designated area with essential supplies for your new pet.
Gradual Introductions: Introduce pets slowly in neutral territory, using leashes for controlled meetings.
Scent Exchange: Familiarize your new pet with your existing pets’ scents before they meet.
Positive Reinforcement: Reward good behavior with treats and praise.
Supervised Interactions: Keep initial face-to-face meetings supervised and watch for signs of stress or aggression.
Separate Feeding Areas: During introductions, feed pets separately to avoid conflicts.
Individual Attention: Ensure your existing pet still receives individual attention.
Consult Your Veterinarian: Seek advice from your veterinarian before introducing a new pet.
We’re here to help make this transition as seamless and joyful as possible. Contact us for professional guidance.