A New Companion.

So you want to add a new addition to the household, congratulations!
If you haven’t already decided, you should consider what kind of animal companion is best for you and your household, a dog, a cat, fish, a bird, a rabbit or another small mammal, a rodent perhaps, or a reptile or insect? There are many options and choices for each.
Things like- what breed is best suited to you, some animals are fairly laid back and mostly relaxed while others are more energetic. Some are great for children and others not so much. How much room do you have in your home? If you live in a tiny one room bachelor appartment, maybe a big dog isn’t the best choice. How much time do you have to devote to making sure your pet has sufficient excercise and mental stimulation? Excessive built up energy and boredom can lead to problems like anxiety, depression (yes your pet can become depressed) and destructive behavior.
You will need to make sure that you have the basic tools as well- a water and food dish, a walking leash for a dog and a litter box with litter for a cat, a proper terrarium for a reptile, and a cage for a rodent or a bird, with safe bedding and accessories. And, of course food and water. Your pets food does not have to be expensive but it should be nutritional. A lot of things can go wrong healthwise if your pets nutrional needs aren’t met.
There are other things to consider too, such as grooming. Will you do it yourself or take your pet to a professional groomer? And training, again, will you do it on your own or get help from professional trainor?
Finding a good veterinarian is imperative, make sure they are licensed and reputable, I cannot stress this loud enough or often enough!
Whatever kind of pet companion you decide to share your home with please remember that none of them are disposable, you should be prepared to take care of them until the very end, and its your responsibility to make sure that your pet has what it needs, to be a healthy and happy member of your household.

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