Friday, March 11, 2005

Adopting healthy pets

Anonymous asked:
Are pets that you adopt as good and healthy as pets from a pet store? I think it's the right thing to do to adopt, but I don't have a whole lot of money and want to make sure the pet I adopt won't be in and out of the vet.

If you adopt a pet from your local animal shelter the animal should have already been vet checked! No animal shelter adopts out sick or unhealthy pets as a general rule. Of course, there are exceptions, so ask! Just remember, all pets, whether from the shelter or the store, just like children, need regular doctor check-ups, vaccinations, and more. You can give the vaccinations yourself if you are comfortable with the idea (I do and it isn't that difficult). Besides, if you don't have a lot of money (gee, who does) your local animal shelter's adoption fees will cost a lot less than purchasing a pet from a pet store and you will be saving a life to boot!