Should You Adopt a Senior Pet? Absolutely!

Adopt a senior dog.

All pets are worthy and deserving of stable, safe, comfortable homes regardless of their species, breed, gender, or age. That being said, however, younger pets generally enjoy faster adoption rates than older ones. And while most of us are helpless against the overwhelming cute factor attached to kittens and puppies, there is truly nothing like living with an older pet who knows themselves and anticipates when certain things are about to happen. If you’ve been wondering about what it’s like to adopt a senior pet, we’d like to welcome you to one of life’s greatest gifts. 

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The Human-Animal Bond: How Having a Fur Friend can Help Us Cope

A kid loving their dog

As life in the modern world gets faster, busier, and ever more complicated, feeling overwhelmed becomes the norm. Walking in the door after a stressful day to find a familiar doggie face and wagging tail, or hearing a soothing purr as a kitty winds around your legs, can make all your worries melt away. 

What makes the human-animal bond so special? It’s part science, part evolution, and part mystery – and the team at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital wants to share what we’ve discovered about this special connection.

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Bringing Home Baby: The Keys to Successful Pet Adoption

A dog poking through a chain link fenceWe love animals of all sizes, breeds, and ages, but puppies and kittens are pretty irresistible. They’re so innocent, wide-eyed, adorable, playful, and silly, it’s easy to overlook the more challenging aspects of raising one in your home.

There’s certainly a fair amount of effort that goes into the rearing of a well-behaved pet, but pet adoption is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. When the following tasks and considerations are carried out, you and your young pet will be on the long, healthy, and joyful road to fulfilling companionship.

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The Principles of New Pet Care

Kittens cuddlingOpening your home and heart to a new puppy or kitten is a time filled with excitement, trepidation, worry, and joy. Those first weeks can feel like a blur as your family gets used to the new pet, and vice versa.

Having a new pet is a big job and a huge commitment, but the rewards of responsible pet ownership far outweigh the work involved. Your team at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital is here for you every step of the way as you navigate the waters of new pet care!

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