A fur parent has many responsibilities. And yet, pets can give you some of the greatest joys in life.
If you feel like you are ready to have a fur baby, then here is a brief checklist of how to be a good fur parent.
Step 1: Take a Deep Dive into Learning About Your Pet’s Breed
Just like how expecting parents read baby books, take time to study what your fur babies specifically require.
Whether it’s a cat or a dog, each breed has its own different needs.
For instance, dog breeds like the Border Collie or Golden Retriever need a more active lifestyle. But if you are the type of person who likes to stay at home, then this dog might be incompatible with your lifestyle.
Or let’s say, you are an energetic person, then it’s best to stay away from cats like the Sphynx or Scottish Fold that are more on the low-maintenance spectrum.
Be sure to pick a dog or cat breed that truly suits your personality and lifestyle.
Step 2: “Pet-Proof” Your Home
You know how human parents baby-proof their house? Well, you should also do something similar to welcome your furry companion.
Buy your puppy or kitten their water and food bowls (and keep them stocked)!
It is also worth noting that if you have a bigger dog, like a Doberman, for example, make sure to buy a dog bowl stand. This ensures your doggo maintains good posture while eating.
As for the felines, make sure their litter box is accessible, especially when they need to go to the potty. You can place it in the bathroom or in a corner of the laundry room.
By doing so, you don’t disturb your pets and you don’t accidentally run into their items when moving around all day.
Step 3: Prioritize Your Fur Baby’s Nutrition
Next on your list is your (fur) baby’s food!
Being a fur parent, you need to watch out for what they eat. After all, what goes into their body can affect their health. (And sometimes, their food can be pricier than what you consume daily. Imagine that!)
Though this does not necessarily require buying the most expensive brand of dog or cat food in the market, you must ensure that your furry baby gets quality food regardless.
Step 4: Set Aside Time for Play
Don’t forget to give your pet time to exercise!
A simple walk around the block can be good not only for your pet but also for you!
After all, being a remote worker means that you are pretty much inside your house more than nine hours a day, five days a week.
So, step outside for some air every once in a while – and don’t forget to bring your pet with you!
Step 5: Don’t Forget About Your Pet’s Vaccinations!
Lastly, you cannot disregard your fur baby’s trips to the vet!
Make sure they complete their vaccinations. This ensures your canines or felines are in tip-top shape.
Just be prepared for your pets’ vaccination costs.
The Life of a Fur Parent
Having a furry companion is similar to having an actual baby. These pets need all your love, support, time, attention, and resources to live comfortably.
Fur parenting may have its challenges, but it’s all worth it. After all, you get unconditional love from a creature you bring into your home to give you happiness.
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