When it comes to getting your family a new member, an emotional support animal (pet) can be the best decision ever and also a good thing in general. With an emotional support animal by your side, you can never get bored, but have you ever asked yourself how to take care of your pet?
This can be very challenging because just like babies, with our pets we also become parents to them. For this kind of perspective, you will have to think of keeping your pet (dog or cat) clean and looking after them.
There are several things you as an emotional support animal parent should be very well conversant with. These are things like:
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All About Your Pet
House Training Tricks:
The first thing you need to know about the pet before even thinking of bringing one home is to learn ( if you don’t know) or be very good at training a pet. It can be a very joyful occasion when you keep a pet.
However, it will be even more embarrassing if your pet has poor behavior and that’s why you should have even a slight knowledge of how to train them.
In this case, you will have to be very keen and show your dog when and where to use the bathroom. Keeping dogs who just pee and poo everywhere doesn’t seem to be interesting at all.
Additionally, don’t shout at your dog. Use polite words during the training process. Making your conveyance of rules is very calm and consistent.
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Pet Care Basics
Signs of a Sick Pet:
Keeping a pet is a huge responsibility because you will have to take care of him in various ways inclusive of proper feeding on a daily basis.
Do not forget to treat your pet. This can be done through vaccinations but making sure they get regular veterinary and dental care and watching for the sometimes subtle signs that may indicate they might not be in tip-top health.
Proper nutrition, paired with regular exercise, is probably the most important thing you can do to keep your dog healthy because I am pretty sure that you would not like when your dog or cat is falling sick every time.
Just like a father who would hide when he is sick, dogs do the same. They hide this, and if you are not keen enough, your emotional support animal may go to heaven.
Make sure of the vaccination of your dog, and this should be done on a regular basis. For instance, a young dog ( puppy) needs routine vaccinations to prevent him from being attacked by rabies, distemper, parvo, hepatitis, and other diseases depending on the breed, the region of the country you live in, and other specific risk factors.
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Proper Pet Nutrition:
If you want your dog to be healthy, then consider balancing diet for him. Thus, the only way of making sure your dog have balanced proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients they need will help ward off everything from gum disease to allergies.
It is not good if a dog is on one particular diet just because they cannot complain. A healthy dog is a happy dog.
Also, do not be cheated that just proper nutrition will strengthen the health of your dog. There are some other things such as training your dog how to be patient to have a good behavior among other good dog qualities.
Pet Grooming for Beginners:
Another thing that you need to put into consideration is the kind of physique your dog has. Is your dog long-haired or short- haired? If your dog is long haired, you are advised to consider trimming him.
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Keeping an emotional support animal is such a good thing if it’s within your power. I would advise you to consider keeping a pet at home. They do bring not only protection but happiness to the family as well if well trained.
Not that keeping a pet at your home will depend on the level of your training. If you are not good at training your dog, consider deploying a dog trainer to assist you to handle him.
You may also want to consider adopting a rescue dog from a shelter. Check out our post on what you need to know when adopting a dog.