Bringing Home a New Pet

Brining home a new pet certainly is exciting, but it also can be a stressful time for both you and the pet. We have gathered information designed to help make the transition easier for all involved; all you need to do is click the links below. If you have questions that aren't answered in the information, please don't hesitate to call us at 630-420-8989. NAHS staff are happy to help!

Dog/Puppy
Quick Tips
Bringing Home Your New Dog
Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Dog
Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Cat
Housetraining Your Dog or Puppy
The Educated Dog (Obedience Training)
Crate Training Your Dog
How Kids Should and Should Not Interact with Dogs
Electric Fence: To Use or Not to Use

Cat/Kitten
Quick Tips
Bringing Home Your New Cat or Kitten
Starting Out with Good Litter Box Practices
Introducing Your New Cat to Other Pets
Destructive Scratching
Why Cats Need Claws
Feline Body Language

General
Choosing a Veterinarian
What to Do if Your Pet Becomes Lost
Household Hazards