You might be thinking about getting a pet for your family. If you are, I have to tell you that the answer is absolutely, yes and I know I’ve said that before but it’s worth elaborating. You have no idea how many benefits a pet could bring for your family. But before we look at the advantages there are probably a few things holding you back. So, let’s see if we can work through the solutions to these issues.
Yep, pets can be expensive particularly larger ones such as certain breeds of dog. At the same time though, there are ways to cut the bills. For the vet costs, you just need to make sure that you get a good insurance coverage and you’ll find that it’s more than manageable each month. Even for a big pet, including food bills, your pet shouldn’t cost you more than one hundred dollars per month. That’s roughly what you might be paying for a premium satellite or cable service, and a pet is far better.
Time is an issue because you might be out all day. You don’t want to buy a pet just to leave it home alone the whole time until you get in from work and your family arrive from school. However, you might want to consider that dogs actually sleep more than fifty percent of the day whether you’re with them or not. If you actually played with a dog the whole day, they’d reach levels of exhaustion. You’d notice that they were walking with stiff legs and they’ll barely be able to move around. They only really want about an hour and a half of exercise a day. The rest of the time, you can use services such as doggy pet daycare which will ensure your pet is looked after when you’re not there.
Finally, whether it’s dropping hairs or destroying furniture, you might be worried about the type of damage a pet could do to your home. The good news here is that it’s all about training. Give your pet the right training, and you won’t see any damage to your property at all.
As for the advantages, a pet is going to bring your family together. You can take a dog on trips at the weekend, go swimming with it in a river or maybe just throw a frisbee around the back yard. Kids learn key social skills by looking after pets too, and we’ve already talked about the type of responsibility it brings. As well as this, it’s just wonderful to come home and find something that’s always happy to see you no matter what. You might have had a rough day at work. A cat rubbing up against your leg or a dog desperately trying to lick your face is certainly going to cheer you up.
So as you can see a pet really can bring wonderful new possibilities to your home and perhaps fill a hole that has always been there. Even the problems that you think are impossible shouldn’t stop you bring this new life into your family.