First-Time Pet Owner? Unleash the Power of Unconditional Love

Written by: Cindy Aldridge

First-time pet owner? Unleash the power of unconditional love

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Deciding on your first pet may feel like a quick and easy decision, but some prudent research and careful consideration will go a long way in making sure you don’t have buyer’s remorse. Planning for a pet should be akin to planning for a child. In other words, you’re not making an emotional decision that you can easily give up; you’re making a loving commitment. Before you make any hard, fast decisions give this advice from Regarding Animals some thought.

Can I provide an ideal home?

As much as you might feel you’re able to provide a perfect home for any pet, that’s not always the case. For example, if you’re in love with a German Shepherd and you live in an apartment, you’re going to end up with one unhappy animal. German Shepherds are one of many popular breeds that need room to run. Does your home have a backyard for a pet that needs to roam, and are you willing to pay for a fence to keep them safe? Installing a fence isn’t even as simple as just hiring the work, since you need to complete a property survey first and then shop around for a good contractor, get bids and decide who’s best for the job.

And it’s not just bricks and mortar that make the home a good place for your pet. Some dogs will require a large bed, a crate, and a stroller; other pets might need a cage, an aquarium with lighting, and so on. Think about all of the extras that you’ll need to purchase to really give your pet the proper home.

Will all my family be okay with this pet?

Nothing ruins the joy of bringing home a pet only to have one of your children break out in hives after a few pets. Whatever com