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This Issue’s “Healthful” Hints

Congratulations! You are about to become a new companion animal parent. Few things in life are as rewarding as adopting and caring for a dog or cat.

But before you take the plunge, here are a few things you should consider before bringing a cat or dog into your household.

Adopting a Cat

  1. Finding the right personality
  2. Decide whether you want a kitten or an adult cat
  3. Think about who else lives in your house
  4. How much fur can you handle?
  5. What’s your lifestyle like?
  6. Are you prepared to modify your home?
  7. Rely on the experts
  8. Consider adoption

Guide to Adopting Cats

Adopting a Dog

  1. Be realistic about your lifestyle and energy level
  2. Who else lives in your home?
  3. Think critically about your future
  4. Do you have a high-tolerance for fur and slobber?
  5. Remember that some dogs behave differently at shelters than in their own homes
  6. Observe your potential new family member
  7. Relay on the experts
  8. Consider adoption

Guide to Adopting Dogs

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