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7 responsibilities every pet owner should take

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We all love the warmth and attention our furry friends give us. It’s an absolute blessing to have pets at home as their presence is very comforting.


The idea of having a pet at home seems very inviting but before a person considers buying or adopting a pet, they should be aware of the responsibilities they have to take on a daily basis.

Taking care of a pet is as arduous as taking care of a child. And so, we have listed down a few responsibilities every pet parent should always be aware of.

1. Fixed time every day

Pets are lovable companions who need your attention every once in a while. You should be able to have a fixed time and schedule where you can spend happy moments with them. Being a busy parent doesn’t work well for pets.

2. Regular exercise

If you are a pet parent, you have to allot a certain time period for your pet’s exercise. Some pets need more playtime than others and regular walks to the playground or streets is very necessary for the pets’ growth.

3. Keeping them safe and secure

Your pet relies on you to keep them safe. And so, it’s your responsibility to keep hazardous things out of reach from them, keep them in a safe and comforting environment. Keep all harmful household items in an enclosed area, out of their reach. In all, just keep them safe!

4. Proper training and socialising

At the ripe age of 3 to 4 months, pets, especially dogs should be trained to be good canine citizens. Leaving them poorly trained will not only result in unwanted accidents but will also cause a ruckus in your home. Your pets also need to be socialised with other breeds so that the fear and anxiety slowly wears off their personality.

5. Pick up after your pet

When your pet goes for walks or to play outside, they are bound to leave their droppings. And so, you should always pick up after your pet. Carrying old newspaper and plastic always helps. Not only is it unpleasant for others to see, step on or have a nasty smell around, but it’s your responsibility to keep the area surroundings clean.

6. A healthy diet

You can’t just give your pets the food you eat. They have a restricted, balanced diet that supports their immune system and helps them grow in the right proportions. You can consult a veterinarian to understand better what food works best for your pet.

7. Love!

Your pets love you from the bottom of their heart. And it is only fair if you return their love to them. Pet them by the ear, rub their bellies and praise them when they are being good. Give them plenty of love and make them feel treasured and special.