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TUESDAY: Adding a New Pet
ADDING A NEW PET (Kellie Hanna) -- Dr. Nikki Eaton, a veterinarian with the Animal Hospital of Polaris, calls Pete and Shawn about how to add a new dog or cat to your home.
It can be a difficult addition when you have an existing pet who may be a bit set in their ways, but there are ways to effectively do it.
Dr. Eaton says to remember that your existing dog or cat is already in the home, and it will take time and effort to merge the new animal.
Having the two meet at a remote location can work at first, but most times there is a change that happens within the home as well.
That area will need to be tested out and boundaries will need to be set. Additional boundaries will also be created by the two pets as well.
Meteorologist Dana Turtle just added a new pet to his home as well as the Obama family.
Most animals with additional attention can adjust well to many different households; it just takes time and attention.