In honor of Responsible Pet Owners month, we want to share a few tips for being a pet owner!
Do your research. Purchasing a pet should not be an in-the-moment decision. Researching and finding the best pet for your lifestyle is critical.If you have children be sure to look into breeds that comfortable around them. Read up on possible dietary restrictions and common health problems of the breeds you are interested in. Do you already have pets in your home? Consider how introducing a new one might affect both pets. Also, purchasing a new puppy or kitten in an apartment may not be the best when it comes to potty training and getting your deposit back!
Lifelong Commitment. Understanding that purchasing a pet is now a lifelong relationship between you and your pet. They will require a lot of care, attention, and a significant amount of time and money. Make sure you are able to provide your pet the care it needs, financially as well as physically.
Identification. This is very important, especially if your pet becomes lost. Having the proper identification for your pet can help you become reunited. This includes tattoos, microchips, and tags with your contact information on it. Also, make sure that any information associated with the identification is correct and up to date.
Preventative Care. Getting your pet the proper vaccines and parasite control (flea and tick prevention, etc.) is also important to your pet’s well being. Getting the proper preventative care can help extend your pets life, which means more time you get to spend with them.
Pet Insurance. Make sure your furry family member is covered by pet insurance! Pet insurance can help pay for emergency surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, treatments, hospital stays and more! Get the peace of mind you and your pet deserve and contact us today to learn more about our pet insurance!