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Caring For Pets After They Are Brought Home

Oct 8, 2007
Many families take pet ownership very seriously and find out what type of care an animal will need before they bring them home. Every pet is different and some will require more attention than others in the home will. Multiple pets inside the home will require extra attention and a happy pet will live contentedly if they get the care that they deserve.

Dogs and cats make wonderful pets for children. They will also require a certain amount of training after they have entered the home. An untrained pet is more apt to get injured and injuries will lead to many excursions to the veterinarian. The payments for those services will be unexpected expenses that might interfere with the proper care of a pet without the owner intending any harm.

Dogs will need their nails trimmed on a regular basis because the nails will occasionally get entangled with the hard surfaces that it encounters in the home. The long nails on a large dog will cause considerable damage to hardwood floors if they are allowed to grow too long. A dog can usually be seen licking a paw and this is a good indication that they have damaged the nail or cut the pad of their paw.

Not all cuts on an animal have to be treated by a veterinarian but proper inspections must be made to ensure that the cut is not deep enough to cause the animal permanent damage. A dog should be started on an antibiotic regimen that will allow them to fight against infections while the wound heals. Some outside dogs are prone to fighting amongst themselves and these animals should be inspected once a week to see if any cuts or bruises are present.

Caring for pets well after they are brought home from an animal shelter will ensure that the entire family stays healthy. There are many illnesses that pets get while they are in a kennel and these illnesses can be past on to family members if they have not taken certain precautions. Parents should caution children about the negative effects that can come from kissing pets squarely on the mouth.

There are certain parasites that thrive inside the intestines of dogs and cats and regular worming will be a necessity. Pets must be given many shots throughout their life and the rabies shot is usually one of the first that a pet will receive if they are old enough. Children should never walk barefoot around the house or yard while worming is taking place because children have intestines too where these parasites can hide.
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