If you’re in the market for a new puppy, the compassionate animal care professionals at TLC Pet Care Centers in Cincinnati want to congratulate you on this exciting new step. Of course, it’s important to consider the right type of dog for your lifestyle. With so many different types of dogs available, there’s a breed that’s right for everyone.
Below, the animal care experts from TLC Pet Care share some tips for choosing the right dog for you:
- To Shop Or Adopt: There are thousands of dogs in need of homes that get sent to shelters every year. One thing to keep in mind with this option is that breeds, ages, and temperaments all vary, and adoption groups don’t always have health history information on dogs that may require special animal care. Of course, many dog owners view this as a tradeoff for taking home a lovable companion while also saving its life.
- Size & Coat: Another thing to consider is the size of your prospective pup. While large dogs can certainly be gentle giants, you might want to consider space, and whether or not you have any children who could take turns walking the dog. Also, be mindful of coat types, especially if you’d prefer a breed that’s hypoallergenic or one that doesn’t shed.
- Temperament: Some dogs, such as border collies and Jack Russell terriers, are on the more energetic side, and thus require more attention and exercise. Others, such as bulldogs, are more laid-back. Choose a breed that will be the best match for the amount of attention you can provide.
Once you’ve purchased or adopted your dog, it’s a good idea to bring it in for an appointment with the veterinarian. With a location on Hamilton Ave and one on Montgomery Road, TLC Pet Care Centers make it easy and convenient to receive high-quality animal care for your furry friend. To set up an appointment, call (513) 825-4011 for the Hamilton Avenue office, or (513) 683-2300 for the Montgomery Road location. You can also visit their website to learn more.