Pet Care

So your children have finally gotten you to agree to a pet, but are you and your children ready to take care of one? It”s not only walks in the park and lots and lots of playtime. Whether you choose a puppy, a kitty, a goldfish, or one of those really cute ferrets, your pet will need love, care and attention in order to lead a happy, healthy life. Although taking care of a pet is often simpler and less costly than caring for a child, be realistic about the time, energy, and expense involved.

Pets make great companions, but they are wholly dependent on you for food, shelter and medical care. Your pets” world revolves around you and you have the power to make virtually every decision that affects their lives. You determine where and when they sleep, where and when they eat, even where they do nature”s business (for the most part).

As Ben Parker once told Peter Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility.” You”re the one with the power, so take responsibility and take care of your pets. Feed them, bathe them, play with them, protect them, and give them appropriate veterinary care. In turn, your pets will love you, care for you, play with you, and devote their entire lives to you. Of course your pet would do all these things (and more) for you even without the proper care, but don”t you think your pet deserves all the care and attention he or she needs?

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