Are you really ready for that pet?

What to consider before you commit

Have you seen the cutest kitten on a programme, your neighbour’s new puppy or the most adorable fluffy bunny and now you crave a pet as well? Before you give in to the impulse, there are a few things that you should consider.

The decision shouldn’t be taken lightly and much thought has to go into it. Research has to be done and family decisions have to be made before embarking on such an expedition. Think about your current family status, finances and how such a decision will impact your lifestyle.

Are you really ready for that pet?

January 03, 2019

Just as a baby comes with responsibilities, daily care and expenses, so does a new pet. Do you have the time to spend with the new pet, and will you be able to take care of him financially?

Should I get a pet?

We all know the benefits of getting a pet – the relationship that you build, all the good times, giggles and the fun to have, but if you tick any of these boxes, then you shouldn’t get a pet:

  • The neighbour’s dog had puppies, who all need new homes.
  • A friend recently got a kitten, and she is so cute.
  • You feel sorry for the puppy at the shelter.
  • You want to impress somebody.
  • It is a possible gift.
  • It is fashionable at the moment.

More to consider

Think about your family when answering these questions:

  • Will you have the time to spend with a pet on a daily basis?
  • Will your family grow and will that take up more of your time?
  • Is anybody in the family allergic to pets?
  • How does your family feel about a new pet?
  • Do you have money available for a veterinarian for their normal treatments and in the case of an emergency?
  • Can you buy the best food possible on a monthly basis?
  • Have you considered additional costs, such as tick and flea treatments?

If you have done all the necessary research and are convinced that you can afford and have the time for a new pet, then only should you embark on the journey to find the ideal pet for you.

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