This Week, Dr. Sonia Ramos Vidal of the HVC Roc Verd, gives us the keys so that the arrival of a new member at home is a success.

As owners we have to prepare the house for the arrival of the cat or dog, and because of this it is very important to follow the next recommendations:

* Avoid to their new environment can be such a thing or object that jeopardize its integrity and never leave it to its scope as, for example: cleaning products, fragile objects, objects of small size, threads, dangerous plants, to ensure or to restrict external access (Balconies, Terraces), etc.

To acquire all the necessary accessories: bed, two dining rooms (food and water), in the case of the cat also a scraper and a hygienic tray (with sand). We can buy a toy, but a proper size and consistency to avoid possibility of swallowing.

Choose the areas of the house where we will be all accessories. the area of food and make their needs should be separated.

It is important to know the food before its arrival. If we want to provide another type of food we should keep it at least one week, and then make the change progressively during the following week.

For the puppy is a period of change and you should avoid anything that can be a stress. The arrival home generates a great joy, but we must bear in mind and take care of a noise-free environment (control the contact with children, especially during the first few days).

The pet must know their new environment gradually and without forcing situations. If you have other pets should be the corresponding presentations from the first day to allow a good integration and adaptation, obviously always under supervision. The pet must know their new environment gradually and without forcing situations.

If you have other pets should be the presentations from the first day to allow a good integration and adaptation, obviously always under supervision.

It is advised that the animal does not exit to the street and get in touch with animals not controlled until the vaccination is not complete. When the pet carry with us between 7-10 days it is recommended to carry out the first visit to the veterinarian.

On this first visit will examine the state of health of the puppy and we will indicate which is the best guideline vaccination and parasite control. If we note that the animal is not well, we should go quickly to the vet.

Have a puppy at home is a great experience, but also a great responsability.

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