Taking care of a pet requires a bit of time, effort, and money. Your first investment is in the purchase of your pet and the supplies for bringing it home. You may even even spend money on registering your animal. You will buy deworming medications and hopefully get shots either at the vet or do them yourself. Of course, don't forget food, treats and toys. Owning a pet is not cheap, but you can be frugal in how you spend money on it.
There are websites like 1-800 pet meds for pet meds and supplies or even pet insurance. You may find going this route will save you money in the long run. Looking on ebay or craigs list can help you find things like kennels or doghouses. You can also build your own.
We made sure to have the right food in the correct amounts at the right times. I went to our local feed store and bought worm pills and his shot. And continued at the correct intervels.
and grew! He appeared to be a healthy and happy dog and was a perfect match to our family!
I had not taken him to the vet yet. I was waiting until he was 6 months and then would take him in for a check up and rabies. This is also when it is time to license your dog.
We never made it to then.....he became very ill and there was nothing we could do for him.
To protect your pet, your family and your community:
1. Be sure to vaccinate on schedule! Or that they have received shots when you purchase them.
2. Be sure to have a titer done after you have completed the vaccinations to be sure your pet is protected. Feed store vaccines are not always as effective.
3. Keep your pet at home until they've received the 1st 2 vaccines.
4. Ask the breeder questions!!
5. Take them to the vet immediately...not everyone is as honest as you.
Making sure your pet is protected from viruses and parasites IS insurance. If you spend a little money caring for your pet now you will be able to avoid costly delimas later on and unnecessary vet bills later. This doesn't mean your animal won't get sick, but it will greatly reduce the chances. I dewormed and vaccinated Sampson. If I'd had a titer done, I may have saved his life and my family an enormous vet bill.
APRIL 2011-OCTOBER 2011
Thanks for allowing my grieving heart a moment to share!