Christmas is approaching, and many children are requesting a pet for Christmas.
If you receive a pet for Christmas, remember that a pet is not like a toy you get tired of and ignore; a pet is a part of your family for life and is a living creature that needs to be taken care of.
If you want a pet for Christmas, you should also be willing to take on the responsibility of taking care of your pet, and any other animals in your home. Never ignore your pets just because you get tired of them because the novelty wears off.
Dogs and cats can live for 15 to 20 years old, unfortunately the larger the dog the shorter the life span, some breeds as low as 10 years.
When you have a pet, you are responsible for the pet’s food, water, health, training, and emotional stimulus. Pets need someone to clean their living space, have toys to play with, someone to watch out for foods that can harm them, like plants, cleaning products, and other home hazards, and kept safe from other animals. Fish that a cat can reach is not a safe environment for your fish.
Once while getting licenses for my pets, a father, and his young son came to the pound saying they didn’t want their dog anymore. The dog was a young golden retriever, if no one adopted that dog, it could end up put to sleep.
Before you ask for a pet for Christmas, think about the fact you need to care for that pet for its lifetime.
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