Adopting a pet is a serious commitment so be sure of your decision. The first thing you should do after adopting a pet is to take it to a vet. Most adoption centers will give you information about your pet’s health and keep it up to date with vaccinations. But it is always a good idea to make the first visit to the vet. The vet can perform a general checkup so if your pet has parasites, vaccinate if necessary, and give you recommendations on feeding and care. The vet can also suggest an approximate date for sterilization. This is recommended to control overpopulation which results in thousands of abandoned and slotted animals each year. Remember that if possible you should not separate a pet from his mother and siblings before reaching his 8 to 10 weeks. Internal and external deworming are important aspects of basic pet care. Dogs can be infected by parasites such as flea or insufficient warmth. Although a small number of parasites may not be a problem. They can because complications are just anemia in dogs. In addition, they can infect other pets and humans too which is why this is important to deworm your pet right at the start and carry out deworming every month.