One of the most common questions is when we should add a new pet to our family. Parents are curious about bring home another pet. Cats and dogs are both social animals. It is an urban legend that cats are solitary creatures that prefer to be only children. Dogs and cats can both enjoy a pet buddy of the same species of another. There is, however, no guarantee that the additional will be welcome with open paws.
Since we can’t ask our pets if they want to come, there are several questions you need to honestly ask yourself before increase a number of feet wandering in your home. Do you have the resource to care for another pet? There is no such thing as free lunch. There is definitely no such thing as free pet. Food, medical care, dog supplies and grooming are some of the elements that need to consider.
Do you have time to devote to another dependent. We live very hectic lives. It is difficult to find enough time to take care of ourselves. Let alone a pet. Consider the time of feeding, cat supplies, groom, clean-up after, play with and most importantly love another life.
What is the personality of your resident pet? If you have a very timid pet or a pet that was never fully socialized to other animals, a new creature full of energy and enthusiasm may not be the doctor order.
If your dog prefers to chase small furry critters rather play fetch with the ball, or your cat is obsessed with perching outside its favorite window, introducing a small animal into the home may stimulate that instinct into over drive. You could just imagine the disaster that could occur unless exercise very close supervision.
With all of these being said, it is not impossible to increase the size of family. Even if all the components don’t seem to be just perfect, it will take time, patience and persistence. Cats can happily live with dogs. And dogs can be best friends with rabbits.
Younger pets can give a lift to a senior pet or person. Bring home older animals is alternative to a youngster. They are usually calmer and less demanding. Likewise, adopting rescue dogs giving them the new leash on life. One of the most important things to remember when you get a pet is for life. So choose wisely.