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Jan 21

Why Pet Love is Forever

Having pets is already a big responsibility almost akin to having children. Most people treat pets like humans, giving the best when it comes to food and shelter, even clothing too. Being a veterinarian, I have seen clients worry themselves when their pets get sick. They rush to the clinic as though they were bringing a person to the emergency room for treatment. I bet if there was an ambulance for pets, some of my clients will be calling that hotline just to give their beloved pet quick and better medical attention.

I call this “pet love”, and it’s one of the most beautiful things that I have witnessed in my life. There is an unexplainable bond between man and animals that sometimes you can’t even find between the same species. There are men who love their dogs more than their own kith and kin, and some dogs can be fiercely loyal to their humans that they sometimes forget to interact with other dogs. I could go on and on about this special relationship, but you only need to log on to Facebook to see what I mean. Animal memes are there day in and day out and pet lovers are lapping them up.

Hygiene and Sanitation

When keeping pets, good hygiene and sanitation is key. Unlike humans, they cannot bathe themselves or clean up after themselves. They can be toilet or potty trained only up to a certain degree, like by giving them a litter box, but that is as far as it can go. Also note that some places do not allow pets to live in apartment buildings or condos. So before you move or even while scouting a new place to live in, make sure that you inquire with these excellent apartments in Oxford (for Alabama areas) to get you places where pets are allowed to stay. Even when going on vacation, you should be ready with plastic gloves and newspapers to pick up on your door when you walk your pet out. There are places in the country where owners are fined for the litter left by their dogs or cats. Besides, if you were on the other side of the story, if you were the one who walked into a pile of dog poop while jogging at the park, you will not be too pleased either.

Besides feeding your dog it is also important to give it a comfortable place to sleep in. It doesn’t have to be a bed, but some people do give their dogs or cats their own mattresses. Others just give them a mat to lay their heads on in a spare room or basement. Careful though, check your pet’s sleeping areas for molds and other harmful substances. If the area has been recently flooded, call on the mold remediation experts to have the place cleaned up. Don’t let your pets sleep on wet couches because they could ingest molds and other fungi and this can cause health problems in the long run.

Like any other person, your pets also need exercise and a well-balanced diet. It is true that some dogs and cats eat better than humans because their owners are well-aware of their dietary needs. Taking your pets for a walk or run is also for good for you. It not only allows you to exercise but also gives you time to care for your beloved pets.