Welcoming a new pet is exciting! However, it requires a lot of care too. So don’t adopt a pet unless you have give them your time. As the most common pets are dogs and cats, this article will talk about them. If you’re a new pet owner looking for tips – here are some general tips for first-time new pet owners to get started.
Collar, ID and License: Get a collar for your pet with an ID tag that includes your name, address and phone number details. This will help you get back your pet in case they ever get lost. Reach out to your local municipal corporation to know about license requirements.
Visit a Vet: Take your pet to a vet to learn about vaccination requirements and pet care details specific to the breed. Ask questions about list of foods that can be included in their diet and list of foods that should be avoided.
Hygiene and grooming:
- Dog: Bathe your dog at least twice a month with dog shampoo. Don’t bathe them more than once a week unless recommended by your vet. Depending on the breed of dog, you’ll also need to brush your dog from time to time to keep his coat healthy.
- Cat: Cats do not need to be bathed as cats groom themselves on their own. However, regular brushing will help your pet look clean.
Train them: Help your pet develop their skills by training and disciplining them. This is an essential part of pet care and should not be avoided. Alternatively, you can hire a pet trainer to do this.
Make them feel at home: Give them a dedicated corner to rest and fix a permanent spot for food and water. If you decide to keep the pet inside, invest in a litter box and train them. Pets, especially dogs require exercise, so make sure you play with them.
And finally, pet-proof your home and give them lot of love, time and attention as they need it and deserve it.