If you’re a serious animal lover like me then there’s a good chance that you have a number of various house pets around your house. You’ll also probably have an intriguing number of other house guests roaming around your house as well. You know what I mean, all the strays and hurt little birds and four legged creatures that you just couldn’t desert.
That probably makes you a soft touch where all the extra house guests and your house pets are concerned but you don’t really care. You’re doing what you love to do, looking after animals. So it’s probably a good thing that you went into a veterinary practice early on in your life. That hasn’t stopped you from collecting as many house pets as you can though. In fact you probably have more house pets than you otherwise normally would have, but since your house is adjoined by your practice it doesn’t pose a big problem for you at all.
Having such a large number of house pets, you need to be careful about hygiene and spread of disease amongst them. You’ll need to keep a few litter baskets for the cats who deign to call you their pet, and you’ll need to keep enough food on hand to keep them from going hungry.
Both your cat and dog variety of house pets should have their own separate feeding stations, as well as their own types of food. Both these type of house pets will also need to be kept entertained and fit so you will need to provide a few toys which they can play with in your absence. If you have a large garden all the more better as they can then be free to roam around as much as they please and tire themselves out.
If you don’t have a large garden though and you don’t have too much time to spend on giving your house pets the right exercise then I would suggest you look into how to remedy that situation as soon as possible. All animals need exercise and if they don’t get it they will just become fat and sedentary which is really bad for them, as much as it is bad for you and I.
Another thing that you’ll need to consider if you have a variety of house pets and house guests of the non-human variety is whether they’re compatible. Otherwise you might end up with a situation on your hands that resembles the popular cartoon shows, with Sylvester and Tweety. Throw the dog into the mix and what you have is a kind of cyclic chaos. Dog likes cat, cat likes bird, bird has no where to go in tiny cage. And when I say “like” I don’t necessarily mean it in a good way! So take care that your house pets are happy and healthy, and that they don’t eat each other for lack of anything else to do.
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