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Prepare You Home for Your Pet

Prepare your home for your pet before you bring it home.

Getting a pet home is a big responsibility. The new addition to the family will bring you many hours of joy if you know how to look after it well. Or else it could become a potential reason for stress and distress in the family. So even before you buy the pet and bring it home you need to make your home pet friendly.

Here are some things that you need to look into.

Living area - depending on what pet you plan to bring home, you need to have the living area set up for it. Where will the bowl for the goldfish go? Is it okay to keep the hamster's cage in the kid's room? Does the dog sleep in a kennel outside or will it have a basket in the house? You need to decide and fix the living area for the pet then train the pet to accept it when you bring it home.

Accessories - The pebbles or aquatic plants in your aquarium along with the water pump you may need to fix in it. The collars and chain for the dog, plus if you need to register it you may want to get a hang of how to go about it before you get the pup. What toys do you want to get your pet? One or two are enough to start with, and make sure the kids understand that it is for the pet and not for them.

Play and exercise equipment -To keep a pet healthy you need to exercise your pet. Animals are used to a whole lot of physical activity which gets curtailed when they are taken in as domestic pets. That is why we have obese dogs waddling in the park after their owners. Think about how you plan to keep your pet fit, not all pets are as easy to deal with as a hamster which only needs an exercise wheel in its cage.

Food - You will need to read up about the right kind of food to give your pet. Not getting the right nutrition is likely to make your pet sick and then you will have to run to the vet. Ask before hand about what the right food to serve your pet will be and stock up on a month's supply so you don't run short of it.

 A little bit of preparation will help your family settle in with your pet much better. Remember that boy scout motto? Be prepared!

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