Finding and Adopting the Best Shelter Pet for You

Are you looking for a new fur baby to give a forever home? How wonderful! At any given time, you can find an overwhelming number of pets in need of good homes and families around the country. With pet shelters, humane societies, and pet rescues in most cities, there’s an abundance of cats and dogs available for adoption. A total of 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters every year, with only around half being adopted. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we’re here to help you find the best shelter pet for you during your search for a new furry best friend. Check out our tips for picking out your next perfect pet:

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Socializing Your Pet: The Basics for Puppies and Kittens

Socializing your pet will help determine their personality and world view.Why are some dogs and cats eager to meet new people and do new things while others hide, run away, or even become aggressive? Some of it’s due to breed, but socialization also plays a role.  

At Bayside Animal Hospital, we believe in the positive effects of actively socializing your pet. In addition to making your pet happier, socialization also prevents many unwanted behaviors. Let’s take a moment to review other reasons why socializing your pet is a wonderful investment of time and energy.

What is Puppy and Kitten Socialization?

Socializing your pet means actively exposing them to other animals, people, and new experiences in a positive manner. Done at the proper time and in the proper manner, socialization can build confidence in your puppy or kitten, strengthen your bond, and reduce the likelihood of certain problem behaviors. Continue…