Guest Post: Dr Patrick Mahaney talks about pet adoptions

Today, Dr Patrick Mahaney and I talk about the medical aspects of adopting a pet and we talk about:

  1. Is there anything I should look out for when adopting a shelter pet?
  2. How do you recommend selecting a brand of food for a newly adopted pet?
  3. What should I know about transitioning an adopted pet from the rescue/shelter/breeder’s food to the food of my choice?
  4. Any suggestions on how to select the best vet for my newly adopted pet?
  5. What, if any, veterinary history, should I expect to get when adopting a pet from a shelter, rescue or breeder?

Laura Bennett & Dr Patrick Mahaney Pet Adoption

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Dr Patrick Mahaney Dr. Mahaney is a veterinarian from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, having been inspired by his own chronic pain from Intervertebral Disc Disease to provide accupuncture to his veterinary clients. In addition to Dr Mahaney's house call integrative veterinary medicine business, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness, he sees patients on an in-clinic basis at Veterinary Cancer Group in Culver City, CA.

Dr Mahaney writes a veterinary column (Patrick's Blog) for www.PatrickMahaney.com and contributes to a variety of media, including Perez Hilton's TeddyHilton.com, Fido Friendly, Veterinary Practice News, Healthy Pets and People with Dr Patrick on OutImpactRadio.com, and MSNBC Sunday with Alex Witt and Career Day. His first book, The Uncomfortable Vet, will be available in 2012 through Havenhurst Books.