Being a Responsible Pet Owner

September 11th, 2017

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Whether you have a dog or a cat one thing is for sure, owning that pet comes with great responsibility. Pets are not accessories, they are companions that need love, care and devotion.

Make him part of the family. Pets, especially dogs, need companionship. They are traditionally pack creatures and need the warmth and love that comes with living indoors with their family.

Pet proof your house. To keep your pet healthy you should research what household products and foods can harm your pet. Make sure these are kept in secure locations so your pet cannot get into them.

Get your pet microchipped. And always keep and ID tag on your pet to help identify him if he is lost or stolen.

Train your pet to understand obedience. Dogs need to understand basic direction like “sit” and “stay.” In an emergency situation these cues could save your pet’s life.

Give him the exercise he needs. Pets need regular exercise to stay fit and release their energy. Without it, your pet will begin to act out. Young pets that do not get enough exercise are more likely to develop negative behavioral issues.

Feed him properly. Ask your vet what type of food and how much is right for you pet. Keeping your pet on a regular, portion controlled diet will help to prevent weight related health problems.

Socialize your pet. Meeting new people and other pets improves the confidence of your pet. And having extra playmates will help relieve some of your pet’s built-up energy.

Love your pet. You are your pet’s favorite thing in the whole world. He craves your love, attention and care. So show him the love and devotion he shows you!