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50 Blogs with Tips For Caring For Your Pets

Cat family portraitThis very interesting and informational article was graciously authored by www.findananny.net and is reprinted here with their permission. Enjoy:

Are you considering getting a family pet? Before making any commitments, it’s important to do some research to determine the type of pet that will be best for your family and your living situation. While pets can be wonderful companions for children, caring for them does require work, and it’s important to have a realistic view of who will actually be doing that work. Everyone in the family will need to be willing to pitch in and help out with pet care. These 50 blogs will give you the tips you need for caring for your household pets.

Choosing the Right Pet

You know you want a pet, but how do you know what type of pet to choose? Research is key to making an educated decision about the type of pet that is best for your family. Ask yourself who will be taking care of the pet, how much time and money you have to invest in one and if you have the resources to support the pet as it grows. It’s also important to consider what your family wants to get out of the pet. Are you looking for a guard dog to offer protection or a bunny to snuggle with on the floor? Keep these points in mind as you read through these 10 blogs.

  • Here is a list of factors to consider when choosing a pet for your kids.
  • If you are thinking about getting a pet for your family you may want to start with something simple, like a fish or a hamster.
  • Take a look at the advantages of pet ownership for a child and see if you think your child could benefit.
  • Different breeds may be more appropriate for your kids based on the their age and maturity level.
  • When picking out a pet try to replicate some of the things the pet may experience in your home, like loud noises or tail pulling.
  • Think about the costs associated with different pets and make sure that you are ready to afford those expenses.
  • It’s important to pick a pet that will fit your lifestyle. For instance, if you’ll be gone a lot, you’ll want to get a pet that is OK with that.
  • Pay attention to the body language of the dog to see if it’s the right pet for you.
  • Keep size in mind when choosing a dog for your family and make sure that your child is big enough to not get hurt by a large dog.

Caring for Pocket Pets

A ‘pocket pet’ is a cute way of describing pets like mice, gerbils, rats, hamsters and guinea pigs. These animals are all small enough to fit in your pocket, are inexpensive and won’t take up a lot of room in your home or budget, making them a popular choice for a child’s first pet. While your younger child may be able to help care for a pocket pet, it’s always the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the pet receives the care it needs. Take a look at these 10 blogs to learn more about caring for a pocket pet.

  • Take a look at this home created for pocket pets that gives the pets plenty of things to do.
  • Read about different things you should consider before getting a pocket pet for your family.
  • Find out about different pocket pets that are available and the types of cages they will need.
  • Read about hamsters as a small pet and how to care for it to see if this is the right pet for your family.
  • Mice and rats are inexpensive to buy and care for and are not difficult to train, which makes them a smart choice for many families.
  • While starter pets require less care than a dog, they still require proper care. Make sure your kids understand that they need to be careful and responsible with their pet before agreeing to purchase one.
  • Mice are very social animals and can be trained to do simple tricks like getting a treat from your pocket.
  • Dwarf hamsters are common pocket pets and are smaller than a regular hamster, so you need to use care when handling them so they don’t get injured.

Dog Care

Caring for a dog can be expensive and time consuming. It’s a big commitment, and one that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. Before deciding to get a dog, ask yourself and your family a few questions. Do you have the space and the time to exercise a dog? Who is going to potty train a puppy if you get one? Can you afford vet bills? Owning a dog can be a rewarding experience for you and your family, if you are ready for it. These 10 blogs will help you learn how to take care of a dog and teach the kids to care for it as well.

Cat Care

Cat people tend to enjoy the independence that this pet affords them, as cats don’t need to be walked or let outside to go to the bathroom. Cat care requires less time and effort than dog care, which make them good pets for busy people. It is important that you provide your cat with toys, food and water. You also need to make sure that your environment is safe for them to roam.  For more tips on caring for cats check out these 10 blog articles.


Caring for exotic animals like lizards, rabbits, potbelly pigs or birds can be a good learning experience for the entire family, but if you have young children you need to be careful bringing some exotic pets into your home. Some may carry germs that pose a danger to the health of children and others simply aren’t suitable pets for families with young kids. Keep these things in mind as you read these 10 blogs that provide a peek into what goes into caring for exotic pets.


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