• harrylangley

Thinking of buying a pet?

Updated: Feb 2


At Penbode Pet Vets we are here to assist you choosing the right pet for your family and your lifestyle. Finding up-to-date sound advice can be overwhelming. We have put together a list of useful links to help you find all the information you require. Still have questions? Contact the surgery for further advice and one of our team will be happy to assist you.


Dogs


The Kennel Club website has a wealth of information to assist you in choosing and buying the right dog for you.


Breed information

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/search/breeds-a-to-z


Buying a dog/puppy guides

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/getting-a-dog/


The Puppy Planhttp://www.thepuppyplan.com/


Dog adoption

So many dogs are looking for a new home. Why not contact any of the local dog rehoming charities in the area. Here are a few in our immediate area. There are many more around the region, nationwide and worldwide:

The Dogs Trusthttps://www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/ilfracombe/

K9Focus Dog Rescuehttps://www.k9focus.co.uk/

Little Valley Animal Shelter https://www.rspca-littlevalley.org.uk/


How to look after and care for a dog

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs


Cats


Thinking of getting a cat?

https://icatcare.org/advice/thinking-of-getting-a-cat/


The kitten checklist

https://icatcare.org/app/uploads/2019/09/The-Kitten-Checklist.pdf


Caring for cats and kittens

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/cats

Dog or Cat not for you? The following links provide information on other types of pets


Thinking of getting a Rabbit


Thinking of getting a rabbit?

https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-care-advice/think-you-want-a-rabbit/


Caring for rabbits

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rabbits



Thinking of getting a rodent?

Caring for rodents

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rodents


Thinking of getting an exotic pet?

Caring for exotic pets

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/other



I have a new pet...


Once you’ve chosen the right pet for you, it’s time to bring them home.


Remember to book a health check with one of our vets.


Our nurses are available to offer advice on helping you and your new pet settle in to their new home.


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