5 Tips For New Pet Parents

tips for new pet owners

There’s expected to be an influx of dog adoption activity in August, thanks to the annual Clear the Shelters campaign. Here are some tips for new pet owners.

For the entire month, hundreds of shelters are waiving adoption fees in an exerted effort to find loving homes for animals in need.

New pet parents will be looking for guidance as they navigate the needs of their pups. Knowing that many of these dogs come with an unknown history, here are 5 tips to start them on the right path:

  1. Give Them a Bath

    Bathing and grooming your new dog is an excellent way to expose them to human touch and establish a connection. They’ll feel better – and smell better too.

  2. Schedule a Veterinarian Visit

    Dogs that come from shelters tend to have an unknown health history; therefore, it’s important to get them set up with a new veterinarian shortly after they arrive at their new home.

  3. Start Them on a Supplement

    A supplement like Canine Whole Body Support from Standard Process®, a leading whole food-based nutritional supplement company, can support a dog who’s road to wellness had a rough start. It provides general multisystem support for daily maintenance of all body systems, with emphasis on a healthy endocrine system. Made from human-quality ingredients, it can be key in getting your pet the important nutrients missing in standard pet diets.

  4. Socialize Them

    Slowly introducing your new shelter dog to your friends, family and other furry friends is important. Doing this ensures the dog will have good chemistry with the people in your life.

  5. Treats!

    Giving treats will help solidify your relationship right away. It’ll also alleviate some of the stress they may have while getting used to their new home. Treats are also effective for rewarding good behavior.

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