Being a New Pet Owner and How to Handle It

Owning a new pet can bring so much joy to your life

Being a new pet owner is fantastic! Adding a new addition to your family is always exciting, but responsibility comes with choosing the right pets for you. There are some changes that you will have to make. To learn more about how to handle being a new pet owner, keep reading! We have some tips that you’ll find beneficial. 

How to Pet-Proof Your Home

When bringing a new pet into your home, the transition should be as comfortable as possible. One way to do so is to make sure that your home is clutter-free so that your new pet has the space to run and move around and familiarize themselves with their new home. Focus on removing shoes, wires, or anything that you wouldn’t want your new pet to run over or chew on. 

How to Further Familiarize Your Pet With Their Surroundings

After your new pet comes to love their new home, the next step is making sure that they know their neighborhood. Taking them for long walks not only helps with this, but it gives you and your new pet the chance to bond. 

How to Feed And Take Care of Your Pet

Each pet differs. Based on their size and breed, nutritional aspects vary. Our veterinarians can provide nutritional advice as part of regular wellness care. As part of your pet’s wellness exam, the veterinarian will discuss basic pet care. MCAH offers wellness care, dental services, training, grooming, microchipping, and more. Also, did you know that we’ll come to you? Yes! Mount Carmel Animal Hospital provides in-home treatments. 


We are open 7 days a week and offer emergency care. One of our doctors is available by phone if your pet has an emergency outside of regular clinic hours. If your pet ingests something poisonous, call ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 (there may be a $65 consultation fee). You can also call the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 (there may be a $59 consultation fee). 

How to Schedule Veterinarian Appointments

To schedule an appointment, call 410-343-0200, e-mail, request an appointment online We’re highly rated! While you’re here, you can ask us about parasite prevention, microchipping, and our training sources. Here we take pride in treating you

and your new pet, just like family. If you’re at a loss on how to be a new pet owner, bring your concerns to us! 

Here at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital, We’ll Treat Your Pets Like Family!

Mount Carmel Animal Hospital has been serving the Northern Baltimore/Southern York community for over 30 years and is proud to be an independently operated, small animal practice committed to excellence in veterinary medicine and client service. From grooming to wellness services, along with Canine Life Skills Training Courses, and surgical procedures, we have the expertise that will best serve the needs of you and your pet. Contact us at 410-343-0200 and follow us on Facebook!

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