Responsibility of Pet Owners
When I first met Peanut, he was just a baby. I knew it was my responsibility to take care of him.
I decided to bring home an adopted puppy with my best friend. I told my parents we would just take care of it for 2 days because my best friend will be out of town. On the 3rd day, my bestie & I asked my parents whether they are comfortable with the puppy… and the rest was history!!
In the past, during my grandfather’s days, owning a dog was pretty much to safeguard the house, shop or factory. Over the decades, it has changed quite a lot. Nowadays, owning a dog is our privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. They are considered part of our family. Having a pet at home comes with a lot of fun!
However, the benefits of pet ownership come with enormous responsibilities.
Here are some things for you to consider.
Pets are for life
Owning a pet means committing to that relationship for your pet’s entire life. It’s like a marriage!
Carefully consider a pet that is suited to your home and lifestyle to avoid impulsive decisions. We won’t rush into parenthood, would we? Within our means, keeping only the type and number of pets for which we can provide a decent and safe environment. This includes appropriate diet, health care, and companionship.
Owning a pet requires a huge investment of time and money. They’ll be like your kids. They need us to be there for them all the time. For emotional support, and taking care of their diet, health & lifestyle.
Also, the financial commitment is certainly not cheap.
Train your pets
Preventing our pet from negatively impacting other people, animals, and the environment. This includes proper waste disposal, noise control & preventing our pet from becoming stray or feral.
Reach out to pet community.
Making early & proper arrangements for the care of our pet when we are unable to do so. Check with our local service providers or online professional pets’ community for advice. Cuzzey is also a way for you to reach out to the community!
Prepare for the worse
Like humans, pets can get sick and grow old. We need to anticipate & recognise the decline in our pet’s quality of health & life. So hence there will come a time we have to make decisions in consultation with our veterinarian regarding appropriate end-of-life care.
Every dog is a life & we need to be responsible for our action as pet owners. On that note, we do wish more can join us as pet owners in the thriving pets’ community. Peanut, my dog (bestie) will be 11yo next year. No regrets.
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