People are looking for all sorts of ways to relieve stress and tension during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes bringing a new pet into their home. Pets can be the perfect tension-taming lockdown companions, so long as your home and routine are both prepared. So, if you are thinking about getting a new pet, here are some pointers to keep in mind.
Setting Up a Safe Home
If you want your pet to settle in fast, you need to make sure your home is safe and comfortable.
- Start by looking around your home for things that could pose a threat to your pet.
- Also set up a place where your pet can rest, complete with a cozy new bed.
- Finally, pick up some basic supplies like collars and bowls for your new pet.
Choosing The Right Nutrition
Your new pet will need the right food in order to stay healthy and happy, so do your homework.
- When it comes to picking nutrition, you may want to ask your vet for advice.
- Many pet parents find it convenient to feed quality kibble or dry food to pets.
- But you may want to look into the benefits of feeding your pets a raw diet.
- To ensure your pet stays healthy, also consider adding supplements to his diet.
Finding Helpful Professionals
Depending on your pet’s needs, you may need to hire a few pros to help you care for him.
- Wellness exams are essential so you will definitely need to find a good vet.
- Your vet may also be able to recommend other helpers, like a dog walker.
- Grooming is also important, so also ask for recommendations for groomers.
- Choosing an experienced professional trainer can also make your life easier.
- Find a good carpeting-cleaning professional in case of pet messes.
- Get in touch with Sarasota Dog Training for professional pet coaching.
Caring for and Bonding With Pets
Once you have the basics covered you can start working on creating a bond with your pet.
- The initial day you bring your pet home can be stressful for all so be prepared.
- After the first 24 hours, it can still take days, weeks, or months for a pet to settle in.
- Consistent routines that include walks and training can help keep your pet calmer.
- You can also build a stronger bond with your new pet through positive reinforcement.
If you’re still stuck at home due to the pandemic, now may be the perfect time to add a new pet to your family. Just make sure you have the right supplies and resources to get your home ready and to get yourself ready as well. Then, instead of rushing around and stressing out, you can focus on helping your new pet settle in and feel right at home.
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