Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Why do people get pets? For some it is a small unique world full of love and devotion, for others, it is an assistant in work, for others, it is a reliable protector. Even medicine recognizes the positive influence of pets on the emotional and physical state of a person.

And yet, animals are, first of all, living beings, not soulless toys. Before you buy them in stores or from breeders or take them home from the street, you need to weigh the pros and cons.

Please note that a pet can become strongly attached to its owner and its territory, so any change in the environment or terrain will negatively affect its psyche and health. Just like humans, our pets can get bored and sad, and feel uncomfortable and afraid of the unknown.

If you are going to have a dog, you should plan your daily routine so that you have enough time not only for household chores, work, and rest but also for feeding, walking, playing with it. Even adult animals need a lot of attention and love, almost like children.

You will need to patiently explain to the kid over and over again where his toilet is, why he needs it, wipe the puddles behind him and clean up the piles, play, train, teach the elementary concepts of “can” and “no”. Moreover, this applies to both dogs and cats.

You will also have to learn about the rules of feeding without fail because the health of your pet and his life depend on this. Do not forget about vaccinations, medications, and visits to the veterinarian.

For the proper maintenance of pets, there is a huge amount of necessary pet supplies and pet food, which are sold in both regular and online stores. But take your time shopping. Try to find out about the manufacturers, composition, prices and choose the best option.

So let’s summarize. What do you need to consider if you do decide to get pets?


The food should be selected based not only on its taste preferences but also on the state of health, health, advice from veterinarians and breeders. The feed can be both industrially manufactured and natural (meat, cereals, fish, chicken, vitamin supplements). But it doesn’t have to be human food. Fortunately, there are now quite a few affordable professional feeds that balance all the nutrients needed for development and growth.


If your pet eats dry food, you must provide it with fresh water. It is desirable that it be filtered or bottled, but regular boiled will also work. Never give him sparkling water.

Personal space

Like humans, animals need their own personal corner. Place your pet’s bed or house so that no one interferes with it, so that there is no bright light on it, and there are no drafts. The litter should be soft and made from natural materials.


It should be a period. Even if your cat licks itself more often than eats, this does not mean that it does not need to be washed, combed, and cleaned from time to time, eyes and ears. Dogs, especially after walking, should rinse their paws or bathe completely. To do this, use special shampoos. They will help cleanse the skin and keep it and coat it in perfect condition. Watch out for drafts. You can even brush your teeth with animals. This is a fairly popular procedure now.

Love and care

These factors are perhaps as important as all the previous ones. Nothing is more appreciated by animals than love and care.

Remember, if you decide to share your home with a living being that is not like you, you must fall in love with it in absentia and be ready for anything. Otherwise, you shouldn’t even start.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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