Across the globe, families and individuals have developed a friendly with pets for they complements the look of the living room. However, being a responsible owner is not easy task considering the pet requirements such as food, exercise, housing, grooming and veterinary care. It is diplomatic to have a thorough research before acquiring a new pet.
Every year a number of neglected pets are found in the streets left to take care for themselves simply because the owner never did research on the requirement and the cost of bringing up such pet. Below are some important tips as to prioritize before acquiring a pet;
- Do I have adequate time for the pet?
Cats and dogs are one of the funniest pets to have around in the sense that they require close attention like human do. They need to socialize, play, trained and be nurtured the way a baby will need to be considered. Individual who have jobs which are so demanding in terms of time can may not make a good pet owner. Puppies and kittens have no systems which can fight back solitude.
- Will the pet fit in your lifestyles and priorities?
Long and tight job schedules coupled with numerous trips should be a factor to consider before you acquire a pet. Pets thrive well in human companion and build trust in the owner depending on the kind treatment he gives to the pet. Spending time in a walk with the pet keeps the pets in moods and hence health growth.
- Food. Pets’ food is not cheap as many think it is. Spices and some food coloring and not good for pets for it will make them lose sensitivity.
- Medical care. Cats and dogs have unanticipated medical problem and huge veterinary bills which may cost the owner frequent trips to banks to make payment.
The kind of life you live should be able to accommodate the pet perfectly. The family should have people to give attention in terms of training that pet needs. Does one of your families or fellow residents have allergies of pet fur?
- Do you have adequate space for the pet accommodation?
If you are living in rental house, does your landlord permit tenants to kip pets? Is your space enough to erect a yard for your dog, where will the dog be going to dispose its waste (toilet)?
- Are you able tolerate destructive nature of dogs, cats?
Puppies and kittens are naturally destructive and can end up destroying all furniture and other personal effects in the process to relinquish their pleasure. Nevertheless, some training can be used to curb the destructive nature in some species and instill tolerable behavior.
Some family members can fail to compromise such habits and end up killing the pet. Ensure that each family is comfortable with the pet so as to avoid torture and mistreatment.
- Which breed do you prefer?
Some breeds are better suited to some ecological areas and others are very versatile and care demanding.