ADOPTING A NEW PET
Start small, take things slow, and remember: new animals can take a few weeks to a few months to adjust to their new homes. Please be prepared to give your new pet ample time to get used to the new sights, sounds, and smells of home.
Kittens adopted to homes with small children can, without proper introduction, become fearful and skittish as adult cats. If you want your new cat or kitten to bond with your child, take things slow and follow these steps.
One of the top reasons we see adopted cats returned is because they don't get along with the adopter's resident cat. Introducing a new cat to your household can be tricky for some, while other cats because best friends right away. How well the introduction goes is based largely on two factors - the personalities of each cat, and the way in which you introduce them.
What you'll need and what you'll want when you bring home your new cat, kitten, dog, or puppy.
Vet visit schedules, vaccination requirements, behavioral correction, and more for adopters bringing home new cats or kittens.
Kitten season practically lasts all year in Texas. Warm weather leads to a longer breeding season, and lax spay/neuter laws lead to an overwhelming number of kittens born. One of the ways you can help support your local animal shelter is by offering to bottle feed infant kittens (those under 4 weeks old) until they are old enough to be weaned. If you've never bottle or syringe fed kittens, chances are your local shelter can help you learn, but the Kitten Lady is a great additional resource.
From routine appointments to emergency situations or surgeries, the CareCredit card gives pet owners the peace of mind needed to care for pets big and small.
Houston is a hotspot for heartworm disease. If your dog is not on heartworm preventative, it's not a matter of if, but when they will contract it.