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Oct 26, 2020

5 Things To Consider Before Bringing New Pets Home


Bringing a pet home isn’t as simple as it sounds. As living, breathing creatures, pets have different needs that would have to be met in order for them to properly adjust to your home as a new member of your family. Are you ready to bring your new pet home? Here are some points to think about: 

1. Temperature Control

This is an important factor to consider for ectothermic pets like reptiles (they need specific temperatures to survive), but the same goes for more common household pets. Certain long-haired breeds of cats and dogs are examples that require colder temperatures in tropical climates. If those sound like your new pet, having a reliable air conditioning unit is a must for helping them adjust and feel comfortable in your home.

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 2. Secure Feeding Corner

 Pets aren’t like humans who feel comfortable eating anywhere. Even domesticated pets are driven by the instinct to feed or drink in a place where they can feel safe and undisturbed. Invest in a high-quality feeding bowl like this one--it is elevated to promote healthy digestion for medium-sized dogs and adult cats. Be sure to set it down in a quiet area where your pet can eat and drink in peace.

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3. Safe Place for Sleeping

 Animals take longer to adjust to a new home--particularly because they feel disoriented and insecure in a completely new environment. By providing them a safe and comfortable bed in a quiet and secure area of your home guarantees your pet to have a safe retreat as they familiarize themselves in their new home. This luxury “bowsket” is an all-around pet bed that gives pets the freedom to burrow, curl up, nap, and orient themselves to their heart’s content. Just be sure to place it in a quiet area of your home, away from high-traffic areas like the living room or kitchen.

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4. Clean-up

 Another thing to consider--especially for first-time pet owners--when bringing home a new pet, is the clean-up. There is a substantial amount of cleaning up when it comes to taking care of pets. One thing to consider is constant fur-shedding from long-haired pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, litter tracking, and even fleas! This robot vacuum is a terrific addition to your household in preparation for your new pet: it’s compact, quiet, and low maintenance, which is perfect if you’re too busy to be cleaning up after your pet all day. An added bonus: pets seem to view robot vacuums as fellow pets, and even try to ride them!

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5. Pest Control

 One of the foremost things to consider when bringing in a new indoor pet are pests--fleas, especially. Domestic cats and dogs may not always be free of fleas, and flea eggs can live longer on fur, and even on your carpet! Having an insect killer in your home would be convenient--it attracts pests like fleas, mosquitoes, and roaches, and zaps them instantly. A pest-free home is a pet-friendly home!

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Bringing home a new pet is a big life event--and you need to make a good impression! By making them feel comfortable, following their pace, and letting them explore and adjust to their new home, you’re sure to set your pet-human relationship off to a great start.

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