When we recall the day we first met our pet, many of us get nostalgic. While many amongst us plan our pet parenthood quite smartly, there are people who just adopt a pet to keep their own self entertained. This results in catastrophe and both the pet and the owner start feeling disappointed. So, it’s better to look at the things to consider before bringing a new dog home:
- Are you up for the COMMITMENT?
Will you be able to manage time to take them out for a walk three times a day? Will you remember to exercise your cat every evening? If the answer is no and you do not have anyone back at home to do this on your behalf, you should drop the plan right now. Instead of a dog, you can get a parakeet or a fish, because they are way less demanding.
- Will your pet fit your lifestyle?
If you are one of those people who prefer to choose a pet on the basis of their cuteness or popularity, then you are committing a big mistake. Often these people drop their pets in the shelter homes because they decided to bring a pet home without at all studying their lifestyle, their demands and requirements.
- Consult a few veterinarians before the adoption
Before you decide on the type of pet you are going to get, ask your peer group for their veterinary recommendations. A veterinarian can be an unbeatable source of information to help you choose the best pet for your needs and lifestyle. As it’s going to be lifelong relation, the choice is thus very important.
- Make your home pet friendly
It is very much necessary to go through your home once before you get the pet home. Remove all the hazardous chemicals from home, set cabinets at pet level, counter tops, small toys. Also check your lawn and yard for toxic plants.
The list can be exhaustive, so you need to check and design your home as per the requirement of your pet breed. Do not forget to prepare a first aid box containing regular pet meds without fail.