Owners can learn more about their pets and animals by obtaining information from veterinarians, animal welfare organizations, local councils, animal behaviorists and interested groups and individuals. Now internet makes it easy to access such information online from all such community, which promotes socialization between pets and owners. Various media outlet via television offering programs like “Discovery”, “National Geographic” etc., provide detailed insight in to the world of the animals and their behaviors.
Animal behaviorists provide suggestions on breeds of dogs and cats that are suitable for prospective pet owners, their lifestyles, and expectations. These sources of information also educate the young about animals, their behavior patterns, and personality traits. In this way, young children will not be afraid of cats and dogs, but will learn to treat them with respect and care, as well as view them as natural inhabitants of the environment and co-exist with them.
Owners must regularly provide preventive health care for their pets. A preventive health care program is the new phenomenon of the 20th century that includes disease prevention, risk factor management, and wellness programs, and is aimed at promoting the health and well-being of pets. This concept is very different from the traditional veterinary perspective, which focuses on diagnosing and curing individual disease entities. Owners are obliged to ensure that their pets receive all the health services recommended for them.
Preventive Health Care is also an important component of companion animal practice and responsible pet ownership. It involves all aspects of a pet’s health such as genetic factors, its history, age, oral health, nutrition, and the environment. The history of the individual pet, the results of its physical examination and laboratory data are essential elements of a good health care program. All these elements not only maintain the health of your pet but also keep your concerned about your pet. Thus, it is one other way to establish a strong bond between pet and owner.
It is advisable for prospective pet owners to consult veterinarians or animal behaviorists before they select a pet that would best suit their lifestyles and perceived needs. Wrong choices and inappropriate behavior normally result in pets being abandoned, euthanized, sent to animal shelters or returned to pet stores, breeders or the original owners. Behavioral problems make owners dissatisfied, and adversely affect the pet’s health. So, the right selection of the pet is beneficial for both owner and pet as well.
After the selection of the right breed and variety of dog, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the great health and safety of the dog. Train them properly, give them proper diet and exercise them regularly and lastly grooming of the pet is also very essential. It is true that the skin is a reflection of general health, but pets with un-groomed coats could be the result of neglect. So, proper attention, care, and affection make your dog a best companion in times of loneliness. This companionship will make you happy and contented all time, and in response, also gives you the feeling of comfort, console and care. Whatever you do please do not consider a underground dog fence system for your canine fried. These systems are not recomeded by most vets and can cause certain harm to your four legged friend.