|Posted by petemergencyclinic on December 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM|
Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,
Christmas is a great season with LOTS going on, to say the least.
Many people decide that a new puppy or kitten under the tree on Christmas morning would be a perfect gift. I understand the sentiment, but definitely recommend AGAINST it.
Though there is nothing wrong with getting a pet at ANY time, starting on Christmas Day is not ideal. Why?
Distractions! On this day, there is so much happening and our attention is so divided, we may not be able to properly tend to our new family member.
Puppies and even kittens require our attention, especially at first, and, on this day, it is hard to fully provide it.
What to do?
I recommend leaving a collar and leash, a carrier, a food bowl, a photograph, etc to serve as a representative of the new pet that will be coming home within a few days, or whenever.
Now, you get to keep all the excitement as well as enjoy the beautiful day without guilt. Once things are a little calmer, introduce the pet and let the fun begin again.
So, there you have it. How to introduce your new Christmas pet.
You CAN do something about pet illness.
That is all.
Dr. John Emerson, Pet Emergency Clinic