|Barked: Tue Oct 15, '13 12:43am PST |
First of all, I'm thinking that if you want to provide your puppy with a healthy, warm home, a local vet isn't the best place for a consultation - the advice you'll hear and get there is strictly medical - anything that isn't is just icing on the cake off the books.
Second of all, if you do want to do that, I'd recommend you simply to read up on the subject, nothing like a good bunch of books that can help you prep for welcoming a new member of the family. I also recommend just asking around in forums like this one what other members experience along the way in bringing in a pup and what things they had to learn along the way. That way, you'll have plenty of information to get started with.
Third of all, I'd highly recommend getting pet insurance ready. If you're the really well prepared person, then pet insurance might be something for you. I have a website that details how to choose pet insurance, what it includes, and what I think is the best pet insurance company based on a very strict set of criteria: http://petinsurancedirect.net/
Last but not least, when we brought Lucky in (our 8 yr old ) ourselves, we didn't know a SINGLE thing about raising a puppy. Needless to say, we read up on the subject a lot and then learnt. One of the most important things I learnt myself along the way is that while there are lots you can do to prepare and train your puppy, there's ALWAYS bound to be something that falls beyond the scope of your expectations. Handle it as it comes...no point in worrying about problems that you can't see coming!
Hope this helps!
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