Finally, always consider that thousands of unclaimed great dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets are in need of a home. There are plenty of dogs, cats and birds that already need homes at rescue organizations in your town, just waiting for you to find them.
Dr. Elizabeth Bradt is a 1986 graduate of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the owner of All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Salem. Email your pet questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please title your email “Vet Connection.”