Bath Vets offer expert advice on preparation needed to successfully welcome a new pet into the family home

Approximately 46% of the British households have a pet – that’s an estimated 12 million people! Puppies and kittens are the most popular pets.

It is great fun getting a new pet but it is important to do some homework and look beyond the animal’s appearance and ask the question, “Is this breed of puppy or kitten right for me and my household?”


– exercise requirements;

– temperament;

– suitability for your family life;

– costs of veterinary treatment (or medical insurance) and;

– time requirements.

Remember, puppies can take weeks or even months to become fully house trained. This requires time and perseverance, and may involve the sacrifice of some sleep and household items (puppies can chew!). You may need to adapt your house to keep inquisitive puppy or kitten safe. Some puppies need lengthy periods of daily exercise for many years.

Pet ownership can be expensive. Bath Vets offer a great money saving Pet Health Club providing a gold standard of preventative healthcare at a significant saving. This plan covers vaccinations, flea and worming control, discounts on food and regular health checks. We also have great offers on puppy and kitten starter packs, and offer free first consultation for all new pets and new clients.

If you are thinking of getting a new puppy or kitten and would like to know more then please contact us to book a FREE nurse appointment and, once you have them home, arrange to bring them in to see our team. We always look forward to meeting new arrivals.