Basic points to consider before deciding to have a pet at home
Posted on April 11 2018
Having a pet at home is the desire of many people, however an animal represents many responsibilities and deserves to be treated with respect and to give you time to share. For this reason, it is very important to be aware of what it means to make a decision of this nature on a day-to-day basis. In addition, it is necessary to know the needs of each type of pet, dogs, fish, rabbits, have different demands and some of them tend to enjoy more of the company of human beings.
Therefore, below we present a Check list of the most important and general points that you should consider to have a pet at home. Of course, each pet has completely different requirements, however dogs, and secondly cats, are the pets that people want to have at home, so we have focused more on these animals:
1,What is the reason you want to have a pet?
It is always very important to give yourself enough time to make decisions that represent responsibilities to other living beings, that is why answering this question honestly is very important. Ask yourself several times why you really want to have a pet, and the most important thing is if you will be willing to give time and love daily.
2,Are pets allowed where you live?
This question is very important if you live in an apartment or a subdivision or somewhere where spaces are common. Ask the people in charge if possible, and if it is, ask if there are rules that you must follow. Your pet should not bother neighbors or people who may be afraid or have allergies.
3,Do you have enough place at home?
Of course it depends on the pet, the fish will need an illuminated place and with the pertinent access to the fish tank, a cat can live comfortably in an apartment and a dog, it is advisable, that it also has a garden or a large place, or have enough time to take him out for a walk at least twice a day for at least 20 minutes.
4,Do you have enough time to feed and clean it daily?
It is necessary that pets are fed and have clean water every day. Therefore it is necessary to find a space of time, we suggest that it be in the morning to have food and clean water throughout the day, especially if you go to work and are left alone at home.
5,Do you have enough economic resources to maintain it?
A pet represents expenses and you should be aware that you must buy food every week and take it to the veterinarian on a regular basis. Also, do not forget that animals also get sick and may require medication for a long period of time.
6,Do you have enough time to play, walk and give love daily?
Pets, mainly cats and dogs, enjoy the company of the human being and need love and attention.
7,Do you have money and time to take it to the veterinarian at least once or twice a year?
Like any person, pets also need to be checked by the veterinarian at least once a year, and if so, they may need to be vaccinated or require some medication for a prolonged period. Therefore when making the decision to have a pet, add it to your list of monthly expenses, mainly considering: food, expenses of the veterinarian, if applicable, taxes, purchase of accessories such as a chain and a necklace and in extreme case maybe expenses of a coach. In addition to taking them to the vet, you can take care of some hygiene care, such as oral hygiene.
8,Who will take care of her when you go on vacation?
In this case there are two options: the first is to look for a relative or friend who can take care of them in a responsible way and that is someone to whom you have all the confidence of the world or the other option would be to pay a pension.
9,If necessary, do you have the time and patience to train or pay for a coach?
In some cases, dogs are generally very restless and some have behavioral problems and begin to generate problems to live with them or in the worst case problems with other people or owners of other pets.