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Be Responsible – Pet Ownership & Pet Care Tips for Cats and Dogs

Hi Pet Blog Readers,

Today we have a post from guest blogger Mike Warner.  He takes a look at what it means to be a responsible pet owner and why our furry friends depend on us for love, companionship and proper care.  If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comments section below.  Thanks!


Handling and dealing with pets is not an easy task as it might appear. Do you know how sensitive cats and dogs are when they are left unattended? It is absolutely not possible for you to render the care and attention to your four-legged friend 24*7, right? What should you do in such a situation? Have you thought about it?

How to offer high standard pet care?

Don’t let your canine friend suffer from anxiety, depression or behavioral changes. Work, business trips, and personal reasons often cause us to be away from home. It is during such occasions when you seriously require the advice of professional experts and you have to be extremely cautious and careful with the selection.

The market is full of such service providers claiming to provide the best performances. But in reality there are very few who can actually accomplish your desires and requirements. It is your responsibility to evaluate and inspect, only then investing money by hiring any one particular professional.


Why is pet care so important?

Just because they are animals does not mean they are without emotions or feelings. They are, in fact, similar to human beings and many are considered as close as your own child or friend. Don’t you think he or she must get the best care and treatment regardless of any situation?

Moreover, it has been found that if these creatures are left alone on their own they show visible signs of depression, anxiety and some weird behavioral patterns. Therefore, it becomes mandatory that they are addressed with the best and optimal treatment. Let your canine companion enjoy and have a good time.

Don’t take pet care lightly

Being a responsible pet owner, you need to have the knowledge and the sincerity to take the complete responsibility of the animal in the best possible manner. It is advisable not to take things lightly but rather consider them seriously.

Therefore, before you take your new friend home, make sure you understand how you should treat him/her and the amount of love they require. Check these highlighting points:

  • Give proper housebreaking and crate training.
  • Make sure you visit the veterinarian so that shots and preventive vaccinations are given to your dog or cat.
  • Obedience training is one of the most important tips that must be followed by every pet owner.

These are some of the tips that you need to execute before you plan to bring your pet home.  Allow him or her to mix and adjust in the new environment with you and your family members.

How should you render the complete and proper tender?

  • He or she shouldn’t be handled roughly. Instead they should be given the complete attention in a very tender manner.
  • There should be a regular routine for the food time, play time and the sleeping time. Even these animals enjoy the daily maintenance of routine in life.
  • Proper and nutritional food must be provided to the animals.
  • Make sure the pet is not left unattended for long hours. If such a situation arises, hire a sitter or you can even leave them in a boarding care center.
  • Spend quality time with your four legged friend if you want to see him/her happy and healthy.
  • Try to render him/her comfort in every possible manner at optimal level.

Caring for pets is not as easy as it might appear. The animals like cats and dogs are extremely sensitive creatures and require extensive tending and attention. If you fail to do so, he or she might suffer from depression, anxiety and other behavioral changes and fall sick. Thus, it is very important that proper pet care and attention is rendered.


Act responsibly with your pet dog or cat

Often you have to be away from your home for a variety of reasons. How do you handle and tender the canine in such a situation? Who will attend to them when you are away home? This is a serious issue because they cannot stay alone as they require constant care and attention.

Is there any solution to the problem? Don’t get distressed, rather give a big smile because there is an amazing solution and it lies with the pet sitters or the boarding care centers. Depending upon your tastes and preferences you can choose either of the one for proper guardianship of the animals in your absence.

You have to be a knowledgeable owner

Don’t forget that your new cat or dog relies or depends on you with all the necessities and requirements of life. This is a huge responsibility and you have to act in such a manner that you always render a happy, healthy and comfortable life to the canine friends.

It is important that you execute your research work and get in touch with other pet owners so that you can render some useful tips of handling such animals. With awareness and acting responsibly you can provide love and a happy home to your new companion.

Don’t let too many restrictions on your new companion

Animals like cats and dogs are similar to human beings in terms of emotional behavior. They too value freedom and enjoy spending their time moving around and playing. They are extremely energetic and enthusiastic and thereby it is advised not to restrict them to a small room or cage. Rather you should allow them complete freedom and independence.

Taking care of their diet is a part of the responsibility too

If you want to ensure that your friend is healthy and in the best of fitness, you have to ensure that he or she is given the proper diet that is full of nutrition values. There are certain kinds of items that are not advisable for pet animals like cats and dogs as they are dangerous and can be fatal too.

Author Bio:

This post has been contributed by Mike Warner. He loves to write about pet care. He recommends John’s Pampered Pooch for providing you the best dog and cat boarding services.


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    Pets are like humans who need care and proper grooming. You are right we should be responsible and knowledgeable on how to take care of our pets. Another thing also that we should consider is the parasites/pests that may affect our pets. I read this article on how to deal and differentiate pest that may harm not only the pet, but also the owner. Here’s the link I hope it can help. http://www.topbest.ph/blog/lot-dogs-fleas-ticks-feed-humans/

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    Great article – thanks for sharing it with our readers!

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    I agree, owning a pet takes a lot of responsibility. They can’t provide all of the necessities that they need for themselves while under your care, so it’s important to know what it takes to make sure that they have everything they need. Doing research on how to care for the animal that you want to own is a very good point. Care guidelines for each animal, and even for different breeds for the same type of animal varies, so it’s important to have a complete knowledge of how to take care of the type of pet that you want to own.

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    Thanks for stopping by Deanna!

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    Great Tips and very helpful. I read your all the tips and found all very useful for our pets. Thanks for sharing.

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    Truly appreciate your efforts on sharing your valuable inputs on pet care. Kudos to you!! I will make a note that i follow these instructions for my dog to make his winter a happy experience.

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    If you are considering having a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails.Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. Be a Responsible Pet Owner and Take care of your companion , because they cannot take care of themselves.

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    Another great post here. Thanks for sharing!

    Indeed it requites a big responsibility when taking good care of pets. But it would be good enough if passion is there, including love. Cheers to a good post by the way!

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    I thought it was interesting that you put such a stress on pet care. By treating pet care with such importance your furry friend can stay healthy and happy. Giving your pet a consistent schedule for potty breaks and when to eat will help your puppies health and won’t leave you frustrated but the dog constantly barking at you. I really appreciate your input. Thank you.

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    great tips, thanks for sharing !

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    I agree with you. Every pet owner should have the responsibility of their pets and it is important to have pet care knowledge. Just love your post, thank you.

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    For most pet owners their dogs and cats are part of the family. Being a pet owner I completely understand the strong bond that exists between owners and their pet. So it is really important to take care of your pet and your blog is quite helpful for many pet owners. Thanks for sharing !

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    I really like your tip about making sure that you give proper housebreaking and crate training with your pets. My husband and I recently bought a new puppy and we are really excited to start training her. I think that these tips will really help us to know how to train her in everything that we need to, thanks!

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    Thanks for bringing to my attention the importance of knowing how to provide proper care before getting a pet. My husband and I have been talking about getting a dog, and we’d like to get a puppy. Perhaps it would be a good idea to do some research and make sure we know the responsibilities that come with caring for a dog before we get one.

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    I definitely agree that you need to be careful with what happens when you need to leave your home. In my opinion, it is a good idea to know of a good boarding facility before you even get your pet. That way, you know exactly where to go every time you have to leave town. Plus, I think it ensures that you go to the same place every time you need your cat to be taken care of.

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