Here at Academy Pet Hospital, we are proud to assist you in welcoming your new dog into your home. We are happy to help patients in Albuquerque, NM and the surrounding communities.
Bringing a new dog into your home can be a very exciting time. If you have never owned a dog before, it can come with many surprises. Training is a very important part of dog ownership, right from the very beginning. This will make it easier on you and will teach your dog the rules right off the bat.
Prior to bringing your new dog home, make sure that you do some research. First, research information about the breed. This will help you know things your dog like and things he or she may not like. Although every dog is different, research will give you at least a general idea of what you can expect. You will also want to purchase food, a leash, and a collar. Being prepared will make the transition process easier for you and your dog.
One of the first things that you will want to do is make an appointment with your veterinarian. This will let you know if your dog has had any routine shots and vaccinations, and if your dog has not, you can book an appointment to get them or get them at that time. This will also allow the veterinarian to check the overall health of your dog. This is very important.
If you adopted the dog, it is important to let the veterinarian know what diseases he or she may have so that the vet can test for them. You will also want to let the veterinarian know what treatments have been used while your furry friend was being housed in the shelter or rescue facility.
Our entire staff is dedicated to ensure that your new dog is healthy and will live a long and happy life with you. We know a dog can easily become a part of your family, and we want to make this transition and easy as possible for you.
If you have any questions about your new dog, contact us today at (505) 822-0255.