Local vet advises taking special care of new pets during quarantines

Do you have a new furry friend or thinking about getting a new pet?
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Do you have a new furry friend or thinking about getting a new pet?

We spoke with a veterinarian who says more animals are being adopted right now. Dr. Lyndee Whalen says this is great because animals are therapeutic but bills can add up.

It’s important to remember to keep up with vaccines and keep those animals safe.

“If you are getting pets at this time, which is great, making sure that if they are puppies or kittens to keep up with their puppy and kitten vaccination schedule,” says Whalen, an associate veterinarian for NAMEC.  “Maybe purchasing some pet insurance or setting aside an amount of money monthly weekly  into a savings account for your pet’s medical bills.”

Dr. Whalen says a few cases of pet bites have occurred on walks as well. So, she recommends to continue social distancing for you and your pet to slow the spread of common sickness in animals.

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