With Harry Potter fans wanting owls and Disney lovers desperate for Dalmatians, choosing a new pet can be difficult! It can be hard to satisfy the whole family and find a pet that suits everyone, and it is easy to forget that the first priority is to choose one that you can look after properly; think about the pet’s needs as well as your own. A few tips follow!
- Dogs, in particular, need a lot of stimulation and exercise as well as regular toilet trips, all of which can be quite a challenge if you work full time. If a dog is the pet for you, choose a breed that fits in with your life, in particular pick one that will enjoy the same level of exercise as you – some need several hours a day!
- Cats are much more inde-pendent, and, with access to the outdoors, need less attention from their owners, although most enjoy lots of cuddles! Long-haired cats also require frequent grooming.
- Rabbits, guinea pigs, small furries and birds make great pets too, but like all pets should be checked properly at least once daily and should have access to a large exercise area.
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