Picking the right pet means choosing a pet that fits in with your life, so think carefully about the type and breed of pet, to make sure you can meet its needs, and it fits the bill from your point of view.
Dogs need plenty of exercise and attention, as well as regular trips outside, so aren’t always ideal to working owners. It’s wise to research different breeds to ensure you can cope with your prospective pooch’s exercise, grooming and emotional needs. If you have time for a puppy, find a reputable breeder and make sure that parent dogs have had the necessary pre-breeding checks, and that the puppy is healthy and well socialised.
Cats are more independent, and so can be more suitable for owners that work, but they still need to be cared for, and some require a huge amount of grooming.
Rabbits, guinea pigs, and small furries made great pets too, but like all pets, should be checked properly at least once a day and should have access to a large exercise area.
When you pick up your new pet, it’s a good idea to bring it in to us for a prompt health check. We can make sure it’s fit and healthy, and can advise you on appropriate feeding, exercise, training and socialisation as well as vaccinations, worming and parasite control. We can also talk through pet insurance, and micro chipping, to help you keep your new pet safe and healthy and to help you and your pet to enjoy your lives together.