a pet is a dream for many people,
but it takes preparation before you are ready.
You need to consider how to prepare your
environment for them and how you can make
their lives as easy as possible. If you're ready
to learn more, keep reading to see how you
can prepare your life for a new pet.
to Pick a Pet
what pet is right means more
than what you want. You need to consider
what will be best for your companion animal.
Cats and dogs both require you to have a
steady source of income, as there can be
many unforeseen expenses. Do you have
allergies? This does not rule out getting a
pet, but may limit your choices to hypoallergenic
options. If you live in a confined space, a cat
or small dog may be the best option. If you lead
an active lifestyle, you may want a dog that can
keep up with you, so look for high-energy
breeds. If you don't have a lot of spare time, or
work long hours, a cat may be the better option
as they are more independent than a dog.
to Prepare Your Home
a food bowl, while a great start, is not
all you need to do to prepare your home.
Make sure there is nothing your pet can choke
on such as small items like pen caps. Keep
cords taped down. Have a crate, not only for
transportation, but also as a safe area for your
pet to retreat to.
sure that any plants you have around the
home are non-toxic for your pet. If you have
something you do not want your new pet
potentially destroying, like shoes, purses,
coats, curtains, make sure they are not
accessible. If you are adopting, rather than
getting a baby animal, it's a good idea to
introduce your pet to your home one room at
toys, food bowl, water, and a
bed all set up in this room for your new
companion. If you are getting an older pet, you
may want to get extra litter boxes with lower
entrances, so they can easily use it without
missing. Put water throughout the home so
that your dog or cat does not have to travel far
to hydrate. If you have a set of small stairs, a
ramp may be a good idea to help their joints.