How to choose a pet that’s right for your family

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Tara Sermer. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • How a family can come together in making the decision to become a pet owning family
  • Some of the key factors to consider when deciding to bring a pet to live in your home
  • Red flags that your home or family may not be pet friendly
  • Making an informed decision about the right breed of dog or cat for your family
  • Whether dogs and cats can co exist.
  • Less commonly owned domestic animals
  • Helping children and adults cope with the loss of a pet.
  • Resources/where to go to to do more research on owning a pet.

Dr. Sermer also recommends:

  • TV show: CMT Pick A Puppy
  • Book: Cesar’s Way by Cesar Milan.
  • Book: Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to start your puppy off right by Dr. Sophia Yin
  • Book: Before & After Getting Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar