New Pet? No Problem!

new pet wellnessYou’ve finally done it! After lots of soul searching, research, and preparation, your new pet is finally ready to come home. Congratulations! But where do you go from here?

Whether you’re adopting your first pet or adding to your brood, the team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital has you covered. We hope our tips will help you and your new pet make a smooth and successful transition from virtual strangers to beloved family.

New Pet Basics

Providing your new pet with a healthy and supportive home environment is essential to their long term health and well being. Give your new pet the best chance for success by making sure you consider the following factors: Continue…

A Gift From the Heart: Helping Animal Shelters for the Holidays

helping animal sheltersGenerosity, sharing, and appreciation for all that we have are hallmark themes of the holiday season. As we gather with our loved ones to give thanks for all that we have, it is only natural to want to extend our resources to those less fortunate, as well.

For some, that may mean filling up donation bins for area food banks or donating winter wear to those in need, but for animal lovers, your thoughts may be on lending a hand to shelter pets this winter, instead. Like so many other charities, animal shelters and rescue organizations are always in need of assistance. From monetary gifts to gifts of time, these nonprofits depend on us to keep their doors open and to continue helping our less-fortunate animal friends.

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Best Friends Forever: The Ins And Outs Of Choosing A Pet

choosing a petAdopting a new pet is not only one of the most exciting and meaningful times in life, it’s also an important decision with lasting effects. With the holidays on the horizon, many families are inevitably considering a new, four-legged addition to the family, and your friends at MountainView Veterinary Hospital want to help you in any way we can when it comes to choosing a pet.

Family Life

The number of people in your family, their ages, and your family’s schedule should be a major factor in choosing a pet.

All pets require daily care, but some need much more attention than others (for example, dogs need daily walks and training, whereas cats are more independent). Make sure you understand the various requirements of the different species and breeds before you make your choice.

Perhaps a smaller critter might be a good starter-pet for young kids or even adults! Domesticated rats, mice, guinea pigs, bearded dragons can all make great pets as long as they are handled, cared for and housed properly. Research all pet options before making any impulse adoptions or purchases!

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Animal Champions: Why Pet Adoption is a Compassionate Choice

dog behind barsWhen most people think of pet adoption, they often think of cats and dogs. However, one of the beautiful aspects of adopting a wonderful new pet who needs a home is that they come in all species, sizes, and personalities. There is a pet for (almost) everyone just waiting to be adopted. The question is: what pet is right for you?

If you are considering adoption, but wonder if you have the space or lifestyle to meet the requirements of responsible pet ownership, Continue…