Caring for Your Pet
Every pet except for bringing you immense joy and happiness needs a proper care and maintenance. In order to have beautiful and healthy pet you need to be prepared on hard working, but also on positive energy that you will be receiving.
Here are some useful tips, that will make things easier:
Set up annual budget
Pets are not expensive, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to invest in them. If you have a dog, you will need between $600 and $900 for his maintenance. Cats will cost you $600, rabbits $700, rodents between $300 and $650, small bird $400 and large bird from $700 to $1,200. In addition to this, you will need to set aside some money for emergency veterinary costs.
Visit vet regularly
As soon as you adopt a pet, schedule visit to the vet. Same as humans, pets need proper medical care in order to notice if there are some problems, before they turn serious.
During your first visit, ask your vet how often do you need to bring your pet for check-ups, what is the proper food and medicine for him. Vaccinations is really important and it should be done as soon as possible. Vet will point you out how to recognize the symptoms of illness
Provide him adequate food
Since you are getting a pet, he will be as a member of your family, so it’s really important to provide him proper food full of nutrients. Feeding him with human food in most cases can be harmful for your pet. You should ask your vet about this, or you should read more on the web. Research what is the appropriate portion size and what food has good sources.
Love your pet and give him attention
Animas are social beings and they love attention and care. Even if you have busy days, you need to set aside some time for your pet to play with him. He will get mental stimulation and required exercise. Give him some place to roam, consider that bigger animal you have, he will need bigger space, buy him toys which you can use to play with him. After a good behavior give him occasional treat to motivate him forward.
Clean your pet regularly
This type of action will keep your pet and you clean and happy. It would be wise to set up a cleaning schedule, at least every once every two weeks. It is important to protect yourself and your pet from possible illness and diseases and to keep your living space clean. There are special establishments for larger pets that have bigger tubs and hoes and you can take your pet there for proper bath. Regular brushing and grooming is also essential.
Depending on type of pet you own, you should conduct proper search and find out about specific problems you may encounter while keeping him. If your friend has a similar pet, you should ask for advice, or compare with him your findings.