4 Things To Consider Before Adopting A Pet

October 3, 2021
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The excitement of meeting your pet for the first time would always ingrain with you, the thrill, sleepless nights, counting down the days till you meet them. We've been through that.

If you're considering adopting a pet, we would like to thank you for doing something impactful to the pet communities! To many, adoption is a hassle, but to many rescuer and adopters, you're a white knight in a shining armor ☺️

Before you start the process, there are 4 things to consider before adopting a pet. Today, we're here to break it down for you!

#1 Commitment

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To commitment phobe's out there, it might freak them out, but if you're committed to bringing your pets for a walk, feed them on time, alternate shower days and consistent grooming schedule, and last but not least, shower them with undying love and attention. It might sound tedious, but the amount of happiness that you could gain from that, it's worthwhile!

#2 Pet Friendly Home

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Before adopting a pet home, make sure your house is in a conducive environment for pets. Something simple like chewing gum or Panadol could bring deadly or harming effects to them internally. Therefore, home cleaning before welcoming your pets is essential.

#3 Adjustment Period  

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Raising a pet is just like raising another human being, do expect night cries for pets during their first day in their new home. Choose a comfortable bed with the enclosed kennel to make them feel safe and let that be their permanent spot till they're used to it.

Also, bringing pets to a new home might be a little bit trickier. If you own a resident pet, make sure they do not feel threatened by it.

#4 Training

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If you want to remain a happy home, it is essential for you to start your house training immediately.  

For dogs, a brief walk on the first outing is all that is needed. Begin training on that first outing. When the puppy relieves himself outside, while he is doing it, say, “Go now.”

Repetition of this command will eventually make it so that you will be able to take your dog out in any weather without worrying about how long your dog will take to relieve himself.

For cats, introduce him to his litterbox as soon as you get him inside.

These are the 4 things to consider before adopting a pet; also, there are many more things to be considered before adopting a pet. Talk to vets, experienced pet parents, and rescuer are essential to gain their insights. Aso consider to adopt pet from animal shelter.

Source: PET MD

Related article: Rested Paws

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