A Home For The Holidays: Adopting a Pet During The Holiday Season

Adopting a pet over the holiday beats buying a pet!

The thought of a new pet at any time of year is exciting, but there’s a special anticipation that comes with this idea during the holiday season. Surprising a friend, family member, or loved one with a bundle of furry joy can carry us away all too easily, but the surprise may backfire if we don’t adequately prepare for a gift of this magnitude.

What do you need to know when adopting a pet for the holidays? Stay tuned as Maywood Veterinary Clinic walks you through the basics.

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A Lot of Love to Give: Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet

Maywood_SeniorPet.docx-0.jpgWhile most of us can’t help but dote on a new puppy or kitten, the reality is that caring for a young pet requires a lot of time and energy. Obedience training and curbing behavioral problems is hard work, which is why you might consider adopting a more mature or senior pet.

Unfortunately, senior pets often get overlooked. At shelters and rescues, they are the ones who have the hardest time getting adopted. Many people assume younger is better, and their prejudices (which are often rooted in misinformation) keep stellar seniors from finding their forever homes. Continue…