After visiting your veterinarian and doing your other research, make a list of kennels or adoption agencies or pet stores you want to visit. Make the first visit without the children, so that you can make an objective appraisal of the pet without succumbing to the “please, can I have him?” litany. Prospective pet owners should screen the pup or kitten for obvious medical problems on site. Ask your veterinarian what to look for in a healthy pet.
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Once you pick out a pup or kitten, have the veterinarian do a thorough physical examination as soon as possible.
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