Pets are lovely companions. They are local and offer endless amusement apart from the care and love they offer. But keeping these adorable animals comes at a price. You need to provide their space, food spies, medical care, and all right after they settle in. But before that, you may have to do a few things to make the transition easy for the pet and you since sudden changes can cause stress. What are a few things you can do? Continue reading below to learn more about the steps to consider!
Get The Consent of Your Family
Getting the consent of your family members goes a long way to determining how pleasant the experience of the adoption will be. If you stay alone, of course, this step can be skipped. But if you stay with your family, you need to seek their approval to adopt the new family member. Discuss duties relating to questions about who will feed the pet, bath, cater for its medical needs, and should be discussed here to avoid having a regrettable experience.
Questions about boundaries should also be discussed here. It would be best to ascertain the go and no-go areas for your new pet, the person to be held responsible for the destruction of personal property by the new pet, the pet’s energy level, its relation with people and other pets, etc.
Get to meet and spend time with your pet for a while before bringing them home. Spending time with them at the shelter gives you a chance to evaluate your compatibility and judge if that’s the right pet for you. This will also help ease the process of transition.
Prepare The Home
Pets are usually territorial animals. They maintain a form of ownership of a space they choose or sense belongs to them. You need to prepare their area. A crate with a soft bed cover and toys will do for a dog. For cats, you may have to provide a litter box. Cats naturally sleep anywhere they’re comfortable. A crate might not work. It also helps to bring a toy they are familiar with from the shelter to comfort them in the new home for the first few days.
Protect Your Pet
Protect your pet from potential harmful items in your house. You can do this by keeping away all toxic substances such as washing solutions, foods substances like garlic and onions, etc. Start training your pet to understand essential approval and disapproval gestures. This will help to send a direct message to your pet in a dangerous situation.
You also need to get your pet license and have it microchipped. This will help to get your dog back to you if it ever strays away. Pet insurance is another excellent way to protect your pet. It would help if you also got a vet for a regular medical routine and in any case of an emergency.
Be patient with your pet and continue to learn more about them to make sound decisions.
Contact Canine College Today
Canine College is a professional provider of pet services. We offer professional advice on pet care and other pet-related matters. If you’re interested in adopting a pet or have adopted a pet and are looking for training, contact us for all your needs! Give us a call at (781) 767-3908 or fill out our contact form.