A new friend....
To become your lifelong friend, your new pet will need
some guidance from you as well as preventive health care and maintenance.
Vaccinations are crucial and begin as early as six or eight weeks of age.
To help you keep track, print out these lists of Puppy Shots or Kitten
Shots and keep on your refrigerator or calendar until your new pet
has grown up a bit. Of course, your veterinarian may have a different set
of shots or schedule of dates, but this type of reminder may be useful.
...needs your help
Your veterinarian can help you with medical and health
care issues, and he or she probably can refer you to trainers, groomers
and boarding facilities in your area. Ask about books and videos for new
pet owners, too. There are several available that may give you
confidence in your training program, or just shed a little light on the
nature of your cat or dog.