Ask Away...: Choosing The Right Furry Pet For Your Family

Friday, May 26, 2017

Choosing The Right Furry Pet For Your Family

Choosing an animal of any kind as a family pet is a huge commitment, so you need to carefully consider what type of animal would suit your lifestyle and home the best. Once you’re sure you’re able to take care of an animal properly and can give it a wonderful life, you’ll have a new family member to make memories with, and it’ll be one the best decisions you’ve ever made.
 
Cats
 
Cats are fairly independent creatures when it comes to living within a family home. They are often likened to older teenagers, who tend to wander in and out the house depending on when they want to eat and sleep. This makes them excellent pets for families who have fairly busy days but are still able to give the time needed to feed their cat at regular times and give affection also (when cats want to snuggle; they really want to snuggle). If you’re looking for an animal to train to fetch your slippers, however, maybe a cat isn’t the correct choice for you.
 
There is always the option of getting a breed that is suited to being a house cat; these require more commitment, as they are inside all day, so will need to gain their stimulation through attention, activities and toys within the home. Whether you rescue a cat or buy from a reputable breeder, you need to ensure it has all it’s health checks and vaccinations at the vet’s before you bring them home; this will help to ensure your new pet lives a long and happy life with the family.
 
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Dogs
 
They are people’s best friends, however; before you even consider getting a pooch, you need to know that they are much like children, and require a lot of love, care, and attention. There are so many different breeds that are suited to an array of family situations, however; the most important things to consider are if you have the time and if you can afford them. When you’ve decided that you’re able to give a dog a loving home, do extensive research into the breed that’s right for you and your family; things to consider are size, how active the breed is, and how difficult they are to train.
 
Before picking up your new dog from the shelter, or breeder; it’s worth checking out a guide to dog health, and ensuring you have everything your furry friend will need when they arrive home. Book in with your local veterinarian, and ensure all checks and vaccines are up to date, and if you’re struggling to train them, there are plenty of guides online, or you can hire a dog trainer to come to your home. Dogs are a huge investment, but well worth it.
 
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Smaller Furry Pets
 
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and the like are excellent pets for those who don’t have the time needed to spend with larger animals like dogs and cats. As long as you do your research on the best environments for them, and can provide them with their ideal surroundings, they can make lovely companions in your family home. Often, smaller animals are a good way to teach kids responsibility, and they’ll learn the importance of feeding them and keeping their enclosures clean on a regular basis. It’s also important that your local vet is familiar with your little family member, should any issues arise. Check out some amazing hutches for smaller animals here: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=rabbit%20hutch&rs=typed&term_meta[]=rabbit%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=hutch%7Ctyped.
 
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