Most of the people have an idea just what kind of pet they want; but the maintenance of a pet can be troublesome. Knowing how to choose the correct pet for you may be easy. It is possible that you have had several pets as a child and know you need a companion for your own home or you may have always wanted a pet as a child but been told you could not have one. Whatever the case you may need to take into consideration some key points related to pet care when deciding what pet is right for you.
First of all some pets need more care than others. For example, dogs are very needy animals. They are very sensitive towards their owners. I am positive that most of you have heard of dogs tearing up the house when left alone all day. Dogs can get bored very easily even when if there are other dogs in the household of even if they have enough toys. They need human interaction as they are all pack animals rather than solitary ones. Most dog owners take their dogs out for a walk before work and after work for the exercise, play time and necessities. Other owners who work outside will often let their dogs come to work with them to keep them out of trouble. Cats on the other hand can amuse themselves and as long as you put your precious stuff on a shelf that they cannot reach and keep a clean house they will just sleep, eat, groom, look out the windows, and play with toys while you are away. Fish are another type of pet that is typically low maintenance except for regular cleaning of the fish tank.
Pet care is very important when you are a pet owner. They need constant attention from their owners, positive reinforcement, training, and love. Fish are usually excluded from this statement, as they just need food, proper tank maintenance, and a few plants to sustain life, however the point is proper pet care is required when you own any kind of pet. The decision will be yours to make in choosing what is the right pet for you. Above I mentioned three types of pets and little about their care, now let’s look further into it.
While dogs are high maintenance and require plenty of your time they are also one of the best pets to own. They can alert you in case of danger, alert you if someone is at the door, even protect you from criminals like Max did and give unconditional love back. A dog only asks in return for proper care and a great deal of attention. If you cannot be at home all the time, you will want to make sure the dog has a roof over their head in case of bad weather if it stays out and a huge yard to play in. Some dogs can jump fences so it may be best to have a dog run in the yard so they can move about, but not escape.
Cats on the other hand can be high or low maintenance depending on breed as well as personality. Some cats require hours of people attention while others avoid attention. Some cats belong to a one pet household and they do not like to share their owner’s affections and will become upset if not mean towards outsiders. Others need the playmate’s attention to live happily. It will be hard to determine just which type of cat you own when you first buy or adopt them as kittens because their personalities are just developing.
Pet care is the most important factor when you are deciding which pet is right for you and your home. You will want to consider all the pet care needs of the animals you are looking at as well as the breed you are looking at to determine if they will have a happy place in your home. And that is of course related to the time amount that you can offer them. If you work 12 hours a day, a dog might not be the best choice for example.