Pets are not just animals; they provide home owners emotional and physical benefits. Like a child, a pet will depend on you for almost everything including food, nourishment, medical attention and safety. Just like people, pets thrive on affection, the more you give the more you’ll get back. Here is a few tips to help you take the best care of your pets.
Be sure you are well conversant with the diet and feeding schedule of your pet. Most pets need to be fed at least twice a day. Feed your pets in a safe and comfortbale place so that they feel protected when they eat. Do not ever feed your pet table scraps (especially chocolate). People food can make most animals sick.
Apart from living in your house, make sure that your pet has a proper place to call home. Whether it is a tank, cage, cot or doghouse. Even if your pet spends most time outdoors, make sure it has a place to sleep at night to keep protected from the cold and bad weather. When it comes to shelter, pets who are treated better will feel better adjusted and will be more bonded to their owners. After all, pets are part of your family, right?
Pets need a whole lot of physical activities to keep them strong, happy and healthy. Make sure to take your dog on a run, walk or hike every so often. Cats also need plenty of play time with their owners. Rodent pets like mice and gerbils will also appreciate the little exercise wheel kept in their cages to make their life a little more interesting.
Do not leave your pet alone in the car even on a hot day,temperatures will go up quickly for the dog causing the animal to overheat which may be fatal for the dog. Do not feed your pet chocolate no matter how much they beg. Dogs cannot digest chocolate and can die from eating too much. Do not give your pets human medicine – any and all medicine should be kept out of pet’s reach.
Having a pet is rewarding but can also be hard work. With love, commitment and proper care your pet will grow up happy and healthy and enrich every aspect of your life.