Do you have a new pet? Then this article is just for you. It could be the most popular of two pets; a dog or cat or even something not traditional like a snake or toad. Generally, these pets all require the same things. The needs of domestic animals may differ more from those of wilder animals but regardless of what type of animal they are, their owners should be dedicated and love them. Cruelty to animals should be tolerated or accepted.
Food and Water
Every owner must remember to feed their pets and remember their special diets. They are not humans so don’t try to fatten them up with desserts like chocolate cake or feed them fruit. Some pet owners actually don’t know that they should not feed their pets raw meats or even chocolate but still, they do it. So before you get them ask the shelter or pet store what you should include in your pet’s diet and what you should feed them. Unless your pet is a fish, remember to keep them hydrated and a little research goes a long way.
Clean Litter Boxes and Cages
Everyone has heard that “cleanliness is next to godliness”. What you want for yourself, you should also want for your pets. Body waste is as the name implies, is a waste so pets should not be subjected to lying in their waste until you feel like cleaning. Some pet wastes are poisonous and toxic. It is recommended that you have multiple litter boxes if not; you should clean it at least once per day. Aquariums can be cleaned every two weeks and if they don’t have filters every three days. As for cages, the maximum time should be every week but it again depends on the pet or how many animals are kept in the cage. Use discretion and your sense of smell to ascertain.
Visits to the Vet
Just like you would need to go to the doctor and get your check ups and shots, your pet needs the same treatment to ensure they live long healthy lives. Generally, twice a year should be good for them to rule out any illnesses. You may decide that you don’t want to be a grandparent and this may require a trip to the vet especially if the animals are paired up and male and guinea pigs or they have the tendency to roam like dogs and cats.
Love, Devotion, and Dedication
Pets are long term commitments so if you are not going to commit to your pet, then do not get one. Your pet essentially depends on you to provide all their needs. If you can’t commit to feeding them, cleaning their cages and litter or taking them to the vets, then you do not deserve to have them as your pet. If you are going on a trip you need to make arrangements to have them cared for and if they require exercise you need to ensure that it gets done.