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  • Caring for your pet.

    13 October at 19:07 from atlas

    Much of being a responsible pet owner is understanding what your pet needs and also being aware of what your responsibilities are to the community. Following are some basic rules for pet care:

    •  Learn about your pet's special needs - dietary, health, housing and care;

    •  Provide your pet with an adequate balanced diet and ensure it has access to clean, cool drinking water at all times;

    •  Regularly exercise your pet according to its needs;

    •  Train your pet using kindness and positive reinforcement;

    •  Provide appropriate housing and location for your pet;

    •  Whilst unsupervised, keep your pet safely and securely confined to your property at all times;

    •  To minimize boredom, provide your pet with sufficient companionship and a stimulating environment;

    •  Protect your pet's health by taking it to a vet whenever health problems arise and by ensuring all necessary vaccinations and treatments are up-to-date;

    •  To help prevent disease and illness, ensure your pet has a clean environment;

    •  Microchip your pet (where appropriate) and where required register it with your local council to increase the likelihood of return when lost;

    •  De-sex your pet at an early age to prevent unwanted offspring;

    •  If your pet requires grooming, do so on a regular basis;

    •  Many pets need to be socialised with other animals and people, particularly at a young age - give your pet appropriate opportunities for mixing with others;

    •  Teach your family, friends and children how to interact with your pet;

    •  Find suitable boarding facilities for your pet whilst on holidays;

    •  Respect the rights of non pet owners by keeping your pet under control while in public and by disposing of any droppings made in public areas;

    •  Provide your pet with love and attention and commit to caring for it for its entire life.

    From RSPCA Website Oct 2016 

    For more information contact RSPCA KNOWLEDGE BASE.

 

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