Veterinarian Grand Rapid -Veterinary
Having a veterinarian clinic in Grand Rapids is fun because we get a wide variety of pets. Goats for one, although traditionally thought of as farm animal, do make good pets. Their curious friendly nature make them good companions. There are a wide variety of breeds available, and the dwarf or pygmy varieties are probably the most commonly kept as pets.
Goats are herd animals, so should not be kept as solitary animals. A pair (or more) of goats will make a good addition to the right family. A decent amount of space (yard/pasture) will be necessary, depending on the breed and number of goats, so they are best suited for rural areas on farms or acreages. If you live in a city, bylaws may prevent you from keeping goats, as they will likely be classed as an agricultural species.
You must also be prepared for the commitment to having goats. They do need attention like any other pet, and you need to consider who can look after the goats if you must go away, of if something should happen that means you cannot keep the goats. You should also find a veterinarian who will treat your goats. They are susceptible to a number of infectious and chronic diseases. Vaccinations and routine preventative treatment for worms and other parasites are necessary and you should consult a vet for what is required in your area. It is a good idea to review some of the common problems. Here in our Grand Rapids veterinarian clinic we always tell potential goat owners to be sure the goats are obtained from a conscientious breeder that practices good preventative medicine. If possible it is always best to visit the breeder so you can see in what sort of conditions their goats are kept.