Adopting a dog is a fun and exciting time, but the first 30 days are critical to making sure your new family member is safe and secure. After you’ve adopted a pet, adjusting to a routine can be a challenge. Central Texas Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital has a few tips on how to make your furry friend comfortable in their new home.
Here are three things you should keep in mind to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible:
Number One: Provide Enrichment For Your New Dog
Make sure there are dog toys available to give your new pet a positive outlet for their energy. Interactive toys have a big influence on your dog’s mental health.
Number Two: Get Moving
Ideally, walk your dog a couple times every day and do it around the same time each day to establish a routine.
Number Three: Be Patient
New dog owners sometimes say they don’t see their dog’s true personality until several weeks after adoption.
Your dog may be a bit uneasy at first as he gets to know you. Be patient and understanding and your new pet’s personality will blossom.
Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital provides referral services in Surgery, Internal Medicine Emergency Care, Allergy & Dermatology, Neurology, Rehabilitation & Conditioning and Canine Sports Therapy. All departments of Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital interact together to provide your pet with the best care possible in a “team approach” partnered with your family veterinarian. Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital is located in South Austin, Northwest Austin and Round Rock. Find them at www.ctvsh.com, or call them at 512-892-9038 for more details.
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