Finding the perfect pet for your family takes time. When we're installing electric fences for cats and dogs in our clients' yards, we hear about a lot of the decisions that the families made before choosing thier perfect pets. So, we really liked this advice from today's pet care expert with a checklist of things to consider when choosing a pet.
Choosing a Pet - 9 Items to Consider
Here are a few deciding factors that you should look at when choosing which pet fits into your lifestyle:
1. Size: What size pet will fit best within your life? Choosing a large, medium, or small pet is an important decision.
2. Longevity: Will you be able to keep your pet for the whole duration of your pet's life?
3. Allergies: Research and find our which animals you are allergic to. And take into consideration all the hours of grooming and the cost if you choose a long haired breed.
4. Noise Levels: Are you in an area where barking will be an issue? Take the time to learn about a breed. Are they "vocally known?" Determine if you have the right setting for a barking dog or if you should consider a quieter pet.
5. Finances: Are you financially capable of caring for a pet. There are many types of expenses that accompany a pet. Are you equipped to pay for them as they arise?
6. Training: Do you have efficient time or financial resources to train your pet properly?
7. Lifestyle: Not all animals fit into any lifestyle. Do your homework on the type of pet that you have decided on first.
8. Safe Environment: Provide for your pet safe comfortable condition's that are not going to cause them to be miseable like freezing temperature's or suffocating heat!
9. Time: Do you have the time to be able to spend everyday with your pet? Many animals, such as dogs, thrive on companionship. It keeps them healthy and maintains their emotional well being. All Animals are less likely to get sick if they are loved and nurtured. It is when an animal is neglected that they feel they have some how done something wrong and are being punished. It's not only about feeding your pet, it's a fact that a depressed and neglected animal will usually end up being a sick animal soon.
--Rebecca Ann Normandin Ministries, Author: "Breaking the Chains" of Spiritual Bondage Between Man And God's Creatures. Now available at the WestBowPress.com Bookstore
About the Author: Rebecca's first encounter with the Holy Spirit was Him talking to her about man's stewardship with the animals that we each own. Rebecca's Mission Statement For Her Ministry: Is To Set The Captives Free Who Are Of The Two And Of The Four Legged Kind. Shalom!