3 Tips to Being a Responsible Pet Owner
Having pets brings much enjoyment but is accompanied by many responsibilities. You also need to know the laws linked to pet ownership besides being a responsible pet owner. Here are some of the tips you should have as a pet owner
1. Show Affection to Your Pet Appropriately
Can you go wrong with petting your dog or cat? Yes! When you cuddle or hug them, pet recoils show you're getting something wrong. Such sessions end with love bites harming you, the pet owner.
Dogs love being petted along the neck, shoulders, and chest. Cats enjoy scratches under their chins and on their cheeks. Long strokes down the cat’s back are something they enjoy. However, be careful and know your pet. Each pet has its preference.
You can watch for behavioral clues on what they enjoy, such as waging their tails, purring, or leaning toward you. Tailor your affection towards such preference. If you’re not sure of what to do, here is a simple guideline you can follow while handling your pet:
• Move your hand in the pet’s fur direction, not against it.
• Approach your pet from the side
• Avoid touching the paws, muzzle, and legs unless they invite you.
2. Invest In Our Pet’s Health
Similar to how you care for your health, ensure that you have your pet well cared for. Look through healthcare policies and vet services to help keep your pet in good shape. Pet insurance allows your vet to provide the most comprehensive care for your pet.
3. Spend Quality Time Together
Spending time with your pet strengthens your bond. It also provides innumerable benefits for its health and yours. Spending time with your pet increases socialization and exercise opportunities for both the owner and the pet.
You should know that your pet spends time waiting for you to interact with them. Some of the ways you could spend quality time include:
• Practicing new skills
• Playing with toys
• Going for daily walks