Healthy Living: Tips for First Time Pet Owners

Sixty-five percent of households owned a pet in 2016, according to the American Pet Products Association.

Now, that’s up from 56 percent five years ago.

This year alone, 2.7 million pets are expected to be adopted from shelters.

If you’re a first-time pet owner or looking to be one, there’s some things you should avoid.

Katie Boomgaard explains in tonight’s Healthy Living.

Another thing to pay attention to is switching your dog’s food.

An abrupt change could lead to an upset stomach or even diarrhea, which we all want to avoid.

If you do want to change food, gradually mix in the new food with the old dog food over the span of a week.

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