Questions to Ask Yourself before You Own a Pet

Everybody knows that owning a pet is a huge commitment, not only in terms of love and affection but also in terms of time and money. The fact is, not everyone is cut out to be a pet owner, are you? There are lots of questions you should ask yourself before you commit to owning a dog or a cat:Do you have enough money to pay for your cat or dog? There are lots of things you can and probably should buy, plus you need to consider vet bills, which can be very high. Dogs might generally speaking cost more than cats; however they are both expensive, long term investments.

Think about the long term carefully. You might get a kitten or puppy as a gift, but the commitment is life-long. Think about what a pet will be like in the future. It will probably be much bigger and may become more dependent on your for care, especially if it starts to suffer from a condition like arthritis.

Does owning a pet fit with your lifestyle? Perhaps you’re a workaholic that spends more time at work than at home. Are there other members of the family who can look after a pet when you’re away? Nothing beats coming home from a long day at work to a well loved pet, but what about when you’re at work, who is there for them?

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