Old Stone Fort Mobile Veterinary Services

Animal Adoption--Brochures

 



The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides on-line to the public  informative, downloadable brochures related to animal adoption. Our webmaster has reproduced below the links to those brochures that are in the AVMA website.

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Keeping Your Adopted Pet Healthy

Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue is a great way to save a pet’s life and bring a new pet into your family.  Make sure your adopted pet has the best chances for a healthy, happy second life. 




Selecting an Amphibian

Before getting an amphibian as a pet, it is important to thoroughly research housing, diet, and medical needs, and make sure it fits your lifestyle.








 Selecting an Amphibian - Spanish

Escrita en español.






Selecting a Bird

While birds can make good pets, it is important to thoroughly research the species you are considering to learn its housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle before getting one as a pet.

 




Selecting a Bird - Spanish

Escrita en español.


 



Selecting a Cat

Easily house-trained and relatively low maintenance, cats make good indoor pets and most will readily adapt to a variety of environments. Before getting one as a pet, research a cat’s housing, diet, and medical needs.

 





Selecting a Cat - Spanish

Escrita en español.





Selecting a Dog

Friendly, affectionate, and entertaining, dogs are well-known as faithful companions.  Before getting one as a pet, research a dog’s housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle.


 



Selecting a Dog - Spanish

Escrita en español.


 



Selecting a Ferret

Clean, social, and affectionate, ferrets can make excellent house pets, but require knowledgeable owners because they have special needs. It is important to thoroughly research a ferret’s housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle before getting one as a pet.

 




Selecting a Ferret - Spanish

Escrita en español.

 




Selecting a Fish

Fish are often ideal pets for people with space limitations or allergies to other common pets and come in all shapes, sizes and colors. It is important to thoroughly research the housing, diet, and medical needs of fish and make sure fish fit your lifestyle before getting them as pets.





Selecting a Fish - Spanish

Escrita en español.

 

 



Selecting a Horse

Horses and ponies can be wonderful, loving companions, and often live for 25 or more years.   It is important to thoroughly research a horse’s housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle before getting one.

 




Selecting a Horse - Spanish

Escrita en español.

 





Selecting a Rabbit

Clean, affectionate, and sociable, rabbits can make excellent house pets. It is important to thoroughly research a rabbit’s housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle before getting one as a pet. 

 




Selecting a Rabbit - Spanish

Escrita en español.


 



Selecting a Reptile

Reptiles require less daily care and exercise than many other animals and can make interesting pets.  It is important to thoroughly research a reptile species’ housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle before getting one as a pet.




Selecting a Pet Rodent

Rodents such as hamsters, mice, gerbils, and guinea pigs are smaller and their care is less demanding compared with that required for many other types of pets, which can make them good first pets for young children. It is important to thoroughly research a rodent species’ housing, diet, and medical needs and make sure it fits your lifestyle before getting one as a pet.

 





Selecting a Pet Rodent - Spanish

Escrita en español.

 




Kimberly A. Hambrick, D.V.M.

Old Stone Fort Mobile Veterinary Services
Phone: 931-954-0487
Serving southern Middle Tennessee


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