Once you have adopted a pet you need to take full care of it. Such care is very essential for pet’s well being and your own peace of mind.

  • Pet’s diet is very important. It should contain all the necessary ingredients required by the pet. Some pets such as cats are carnivorous and hence they require some animal-source ingredients, such as meat, poultry, or fish, in their diets.
  • Keep aside some time every day for your pet. Your pet requires your attention and affection and this is very essential for between you and the pet.
  • Supervise the new pet diligently through undivided individual attention
  • and training, and restrict the pet’s access to a limited area of the house
  • until training is complete.
  • A pet is an animal. It has to be trained for the desired behavior. Training requires constant and persistent effort on your part.
  • Promote good sanitation behavior in pets. Keep the area where they litter clean.
  • Get your pet vaccinated against the deadly diseases. Also regularly get it examined by a veterinarian to ensure his good health.
  • Never punish a pet if it indulges in bad behavior. This may lead to fear biting or aggression. Instead, correct bad behavior by providing positive alternatives such as scratching post for sofa in case of cat.
  • It is advisable to have the pet spayed or neutered. It helps in control of unwanted off springs and minimizes the risk of behavioral and health problems associated with sexually intact animals.
  • If in an emergency situation you have to give first aid to the pet take care to protect yourself. A sick or injured animal is often in a frightened state and may attack you. Cats can be handled with gloves or wrapped in a blanket; a dog can be muzzled.
  • Pets can get poisoned. Poisoning maybe due to snake bite, a poisonous plant, pesticides, fertilizers, acids, paints etc. In case of poisoning - Keep the pet warm and quiet; Determine what the poison was, when it was ingested and the amount swallowed; Take the pet immediately to a veterinarian.
  • Keep dangerous objects like pins, needles, blades, fish-hooks etc out of the reach of the pets.
  • Be well aware of your pet’s normal behavior, so that you can recognize what’s not normal.