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Bringing Home a New Pet During the Pandemic

Are You Bringing Home a New Pet During the Pandemic? Follow These Tips for a Happy 'Tail'

 

 

As long as you have love and care to give, there’s never a “wrong” time to get a new pet. But the reality is that life gets hectic for us humans, which means certain times can be better than others for bringing a new pet into your home. Going through this coronavirus pandemic is a strange time for everyone, and part of the newness is that most of us are spending much more time at home these days. This actually makes it a perfect time to welcome a new pet, as you can give them more of your time and attention. Getting a pet is always a big responsibility, though, and a big change for you both. These resources can help you with all the preparations, from picking the perfect pet to helping them adjust to life in his new home.

 

Before Selecting a Pet

 

Before you decide to adopt a pet, you need to think about what type of pet will fit your lifestyle. Ask your family if they’re more interested in dogs or cats? These are important questions you need to ask before you get taken by an adorable face!

 

12 Reasons Why Your Family Should Get a Dog

Best Dog Breeds for Kids

6 Signs You May Be Ready to Get a Cat

Microchipping—Why Do It?

 

Supplies for Your Kitten

 

Did you decide to get a cat? If so, congratulations! Despite what people may believe, cats are loving and gentle animals who will provide plenty of love and companionship. However, you’ll need some very specific supplies (and a few tips and tricks to help you bond with your pal) before your new feline comes home!

 

The New-Kitten Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Importance of Climbing for Indoor Cats

How to Bond with Your New Cat, According to Experts

 

Supplies for Your Puppy

 

Did you and your family decide you need a puppy? If so, you’ve made an excellent choice! Dogs are excellent companions and will offer up plenty of love and affection. But you’ll need a few things to take care of your new best friend — as well as a few tips for training!

 

New Puppy Checklist: Gear You’ll Need for Your New Dog

How to Choose the Best Dog Bowl for Your Pooch

Tips for Decompressing Your New Rescue Dog

How to Train Your Dog

Prevent Escape by Installing a Fence (Averages $2,800)

 

Whatever pet you choose, you can always expect an adjustment period in the beginning. This is normal, but the better prepared you are beforehand, the quicker you’ll both start to feel comfortable with each other. We’re certainly going through an unusual time — so what better time to open up your heart and your home to an animal in need?

 

 

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