We always have that one person that is really hard to buy a gift for. Well, if you are thinking about buying them a pet as a gift, we want you to really think it through. It use to be thought that pets bought as gifts were at a higher risk of being abandoned, but more recent research has shown that to be incorrect. That doesn’t mean you should rush out and buy someone a new kitten or puppy.
For one, many people like to be a part of the choosing process. So make sure you know exactly what the want.
One of the biggest gifting faux pas of gifting a pet is not taking care of all the new pet care. Nobody likes being given a gift that comes with a bill attached to it. So if you decide to give a puppy or kitten make sure to go through our new pet check list. Your giftee will be thankful.
Vaccination – make sure you get in to get your shots updated
Pet license – Albuquerque requires that you have a pet license, we can take care of that for you in our Los Lunas and Albuquerque Vet-Co clinics.
Microchipping – If your fur baby ever gets lost, a microchip will make it much easier for them to be returned to you safe and sound.
Spay and Neuter – Not all puppies and kittens come already spayed or neutered. You can get them fixed as young as 2 months.
Declaw – This is best to do when they are young and can be paired with their spay/neuter.
Flea and Tick treatment/prevention – It is a good idea to treat every new pet for flea and ticks as well as get them started on their semi-annual Frontline Flea and Tick prevention treatment.
Supplies – food, food bowl, water bowl, litter, toys, leash, collar, catnip, fur ball remedy, soft paws, water dish, dog bed, crate, treats.