Choosing a Pet
The relationship between humans and their animals is a unique bond. Whether a cat, dog, hamster, bird, horse, or fish, pets can bring joy and companionship to our lives. However, great responsibility comes into play when bringing a pet into a home.
Those who are considering owning a pet, have to understand the responsibilities that come with pet care including: food, shelter, grooming, training and regular examinations and vaccines with a veterinarian.
The American Animal Hospital Association AAHA offers more tips when choosing a pet the right pet for your household and family.
Families should also plan for the costs of unexpected illnesses or injuries. The APSCA offers a information showing the estimated annual costs of owning cats, dogs and other pets.
If your family decides to bring home a new puppy or kitten, it is important to understand the special care and attention needed to help the animal grow healthy. In particular, it is essential to give your pet the proper vaccines in order for them to have the best life possible.
It is also important to spay or neuter all companion pets.
For any other questions regarding choosing a pet, talk to you local veterinarian