In today’s world, where people are engrossed in their super busy lives. Finding time to breathe, relax, enjoy, being with someone seems like a long heard activity. Survival is the key word to the game. But, still in this competitive phase where it is necessary to be selfish, think about yourself before others. There is this human instinct that one cannot overlook — to love and be loved. What best way to fulfil this desire by having a ‘PET’! Well, instead of searching for a human companion where one needs 100% emotional investment, commitments, trust issues, sometimes even mental trauma. It’s anytime better to have a sweet, compatible, annoying but still loving friend; your very own Pet.
Pet is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company or protection. Pets commonly provide their owners with physical and emotional support. They are these wonderful creatures that selflessly try to make others life pleasant and playful. But having a pet is not everyone’s cup of tea. Its a difficult job. It is a job adjoining responsibility. Every living creature needs to be taken care of. How do you know you’re ready? How do you know that it is the right time to have a pet? Are you capable enough to take the responsibility?
Well, no need to worry at all. Here are some answers to your queries.
States, cities, and towns in western nations commonly enact local ordinances to limit the number or kind of pets a person may keep personally or for business purposes. Prohibited pets may be specific to certain breeds, they may apply to general categories of animals (such as livestock, exotic animals, wild animals and canid or felid hybrids.) or they may be simply based on animal’s size. Condominium associations and owners of rental properties also commonly limit or forbid tenants’ keeping of pets.
EFFECT ON PETS’ HEALTH:
Keeping animal as pets may become detrimental to their health if certain requirements are not kept. An important issue is inappropriate feeding, which may produce clinical effects. Certain species of houseplants can also prove toxic if consumed by the pets. House pets, particularly dogs and cats in industrialized societies, are also highly susceptible to obesity. Overweight pets have been shown to be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, liver problems, joint pain, kidney failure and cancer.
DOES THE PET SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE?
Be flexible. After deciding the role a pet will play in your life and talking with knowledgeable people, you may conclude that your first choice for a pet is inappropriate, so be flexible. Your veterinarian may suggest other companion animals whose needs closely match to your own. You can still enjoy the animals around you if a pet does not fit into your present lifestyle. Try putting a bird feeder outside your window or becoming an active member of a local zoological society.
IS YOUR HOME PREPARED FOR A PET?
Before bringing a pet into your home, prepare a special place for to eat and sleep. At first, try to maintain the animal’s daily schedule for play, eating, and elimination. Decide where you will exercise your pet. Obtain any necessary accessories (such a collar and id tag, leash, litter box, crate, bird cage, etc) before you bring your pet home. You should pet-proof your home just as you would child-proof your home to avoid accidents. Put out of reach electrical cords, harmful cleansers, plants and breakable objects.
Animals are fun to be with every day. They make us feel good! Your pet-owning experience will be most enjoyable if you take the time to consider which animal best suits you and your family. You can start by answering some easy questions and gathering sound information and advice. This process won’t take long and it will be educational and fun, particularly for children. Select your pet the best way –the way recommended by veterinarians. A pet will become your daily responsibility, so make an informed pet selection. Don’t let the playful antics of the first puppy, kitten, or bird you see or the latest status symbol pet charm you into accepting a responsibility for which you and your family are not prepared. You must have read articles about the millions of unwanted pets that have to be put to death each year. Pets selected on impulse, “for the children” or as a gift during the holidays sometimes end up this way. Selecting a pet should be a family project with everyone’s needs, concerns, fears, and medical history considered. Family members should decide together what kind of animal they want, the amount of time they anticipate spending with it, and the amount of responsibility each person is willing to assume. Be realistic. Promises from some family members, particularly children may not be fulfilled. Your goal is to identify the best animal for your living space, lifestyle, and budget. So before jumping to any conclusions or taking any hasty decision, ask yourselves one question — ARE YOU READY FOR IT? And as rightly said, ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ Why risk some innocent creature’s life just for the sake of our leisure. Be wise. Be responsible.