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Archive for March, 2011

The Responsibility Of Pet Care

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility. When you bring a pet into your home, you become responsible for its food, shelter, health, and well-being. Unfortunately, despite this responsibility, many pet owners think of owning a pet as owning a toy. They don’t do their research to find out the food and exercise needs of their pet. Ignorance when it comes to pet care is a major problem. Another problem arises when pet owners with good intentions adopt a pet, only to tire of giving it constant care and slip into neglect. Unfortunately, these problems are too common.

When you invite a pet like a dog into your home, you are responsible for its care and comfort. That means you need to do research about the dog’s breed to find out what kind of food it eats and how often. You should also know what foods it can’t eat. You are also responsible for making sure the dog has the proper shots and immunizations. Having regular veterinary care is important. One of the most important and most neglected aspects of pet care is exercise. Most dogs need exercise on a daily basis, but many dogs don’t get it. Regular grooming is also important not only for the dogs looks, but for its health. Another problem arises when pet owners leave town. If there is no one to care for the dog, it should be boarded at trusted doggie daycare facility, preferably one that is cage-free and provides regular exercise. If you are thinking of becoming a dog owner, make sure you are ready for the responsibility.

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