Do you know how to take care of your pet? There are a few do's and don'ts of pet ownership that you should know about, especially if it is your first time owning one and living in an apartment. Some apartment owners don’t allow pets so better ask the owner before deciding to have a pet in your apartment. These are the tips that coaches, specialists, and veterinarians recommend keeping owners and pets happy and healthy.
1. Don't make them overweight
This advice applies to both pets and owners. You lead a better life when you do not have to worry about carrying extra kilos. You control what you are feeding them; make sure you are not giving them sawdust. Also, control your portions and make sure you are walking or running enough to burn the calories. If necessary, buy him a toy that keeps him active even at home.
2. Do invest in your training
Classes for pets benefit the owner before anyone else because they give him control for both basic situations, such as dropping something in his mouth that he should not chew, or stay quiet, or even on occasion. This helps other people living around your apartment undisturbed and helps save your things in your apartment.
3. Don't ignore their teeth
Does your pet's breath stink? If that is the case, then you may want to focus on proper dental care for your beloved animal. This is because dogs and other pets can also experience other kinds of common dental issues such as cavities and gum diseases. That is why scheduling a visit to a dental expert for pets could be a good idea.
4. Do visit the vet regularly
A periodic medical review does not hurt anyone. In fact, regular veterinary checkups can ensure that your pet stays healthy. It is also good for socializing pets, with other people, with children or with other animals.
5. Don't let them get dehydrated
Infections in the urinary tract are one of the most common diseases and are preventable. Just make sure your pets always have clean, fresh water at their fingertips. Specially when you're leaving them alone in your apartment. Change the water and wash their dishes regularly.
6. Do protect them from fleas
In summer or winter, keep them protected from fleas. Even in the coldest months, you have to spray them with a flea powder. You can also use special medication to get rid of fleas.
7. Don't keep your dog bored
Active and tired dogs are always happier. On the other hand, a boring pet will cost you hundreds of shoes, cases, boxes and nibbled objects. Invest in interactive toys that will keep them busy even when you have to leave the house. You don’t want your pet to get kicked out of your apartment, right?
Why get a pet anyway?
Now that you know what you should and shouldn't be doing when taking care of a new pet, you are probably wondering if it is worth it. If you are still on the fence about getting a new pet, here are a few reasons for adopting one into your family.
· Reduce stress
· More exercise
· Expand hobbies and interests
· Meet new people
· Feeling responsibility
· Investing in a living thing
· More protection
So, as you can see, there are a ton of things that you can get if you adopt your pet in your apartment. Be sure to train your pet well. Train your pet how to behave around your apartment if the owner approved to let your pet live with you.