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Five Things You Should Consider Before You Get a Dog

Dogs are awesome animals that can be a great addition to any family. However, in as much as a person may want to get a dog immediately, the most important thing is that both of you end up happy together. Here are five things every family should consider before getting a dog.

1. Does Your Lease Allow You to Have a Pet Dog?

If your lease doesn't allow you to get a dog, consider talking to your landlord about new lease terms or relocating to a place where you would be allowed to keep one. Whatever you do, don’t try to sneak your pet around. If you do and try to shelter your dog, your pet will not be able to lead a normal life and neither will you.

2. Can You Commit to the Dog?

Owning a dog can be a great thing, but do not own one until you are able to convince yourself that you can commit yourself to it. A dog needs your attention, especially for its health needs. Take, for instance, if a dog is afflicted with fleas. Do you have time to get the best flea treatment for dogs and also treat your house? This is an important consideration you need to make before owning a dog. Only get a dog when you know that you can commit to it.

3. Will Your Pet Fit Your Lifestyle?

It is a great mistake to choose a pet if it doesn't fit your lifestyle. This would only end up making both of you unhappy. This is one of the main reasons why so many dogs end up in animal shelters. Research the breed of the dog you are interested in beforehand in order to ascertain its compatibility with your lifestyle. This is one of the most important factors you should consider before owning a dog.

4. Is Your Home Pet Friendly?

Another thing you need to consider before owning a dog is if your home if pet friendly. Remove any items that may be hazardous to your dog before bringing your dog home. Moreover, drop any habit that you may have that may be unsustainable to your dog.

5. Does Your Veterinarian Approve of Your Dog?

It is essential to seek the approval of a veterinarian before seeking to keep a pet dog. A veterinarian has a lot of experience with pets and is in a better position to advise you if your new pet would suit your lifestyle. Some dogs are home bodies while others need much more activity, making them less suitable for urban areas, for instance. A vet will be able to tell you which breed would be better for your environment.

Conclusion


No matter how much you crave to own a dog, it is important to consider the five factors above before trying to get one. Creating an optimal environment for an animal to thrive is as important as it is for a human. Do not get a dog unless you’re absolutely sure you know it will fit your lifestyle and you can raise it in a safe and healthy environment that would enhance its life positively and improve its ability to provide the companionship you desire.

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