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Important to consider options before choosing your new pet

Whatever pet you decide to bring home make sure you don't rush your decision.
Whatever pet you decide to bring home make sure you don't rush your decision.

IF YOU are considering choosing a pet then you are about to begin a relationship that will have you wondering how you survived without your new friend.

We get something from our pets that we just don't seem to get from any other source, not even our fellow human beings. Most people call it unconditional love.

Here are some options about the two most popular pets, cats and dogs.

 

Dogs

The advantage of dogs as pets stems from their exceptionally faithful personality.

Dogs are very social creatures and enjoy a balanced relationship with their owners and for every gram of affection given to them they give a kilogram back.

They are usually active animals and will passionately enjoy daily jaunts around the suburbs with their owners, where both benefit from the exercise.

They are ultimately trainable, entertaining and exceptional company.

Health-wise, dogs are one of the more expensive animals to maintain, and the bigger they are, the more they cost.

For an exceptional deal, visit your local animal shelter where you can adopt a wonderful homeless hound.

Usually they are vaccinated, desexed and heartworm-free.

 

Cats

Cats are wonderful pets. They are superior and intelligent in nature, graceful and mischievously playful.

They are masters of their own destiny and are often aloof and independent.

Unlike dogs, they are not pack animals, but practise a more solitary lifestyle, which is why they are less dependent on their owners and why they appear more aloof.

Cats are less active than dogs and do not usually need or tolerate walks through the suburbs as well as dogs.

They are therefore well suited to a family with a less active lifestyle.

Cats are the only true "self-cleaning" items in your household, and are usually very tidy in their habits.

Unlike dogs they bury their droppings and, given access to the outside, you are unlikely to find their waste deposits.

They can be successfully kept inside the house when provided with a litter tray.

Whatever pet you decide on, don't rush your decisions and ask plenty of questions.

 

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