Buying a Pet: The best Options for You

If you want a certain breed of dog or cat it is recommended that you go to a specialized breeder. Of course, your animals must be registered in the LOE and must have their pedigree in order. Don’t be sold ‘cat for hare’.

The Smart Purchase

If you are going to buy a pet from a breeder, you should ask yourself a series of questions: Is the breeder a great lover and connoisseur of the breed he breeds? Is it capable of solving all your doubts? Does the breeder not mind keeping in touch with you after the puppy is sold in case you have any doubts or problems? Evaluate all these questions before launching to purchase.

  • In the case of dogs or cats, the ideal is to take them to the vet once they have been acquired to check that their condition is really good and that they do not have any health problems. Do it despite the fact that they deliver the certificate in order; you will avoid scares.
  • Before you think about getting a pet, consider how active your family is, how much space they have,  and who will be responsible for maintaining their cleanliness, daily food, and routine. In this way, they can reach an agreement regarding the size, breed and required activity of the animal.

Once they decide, think about whether you can adopt that pet, either from a shelter or from someone else who can’t keep it. This way you will give that little animal a second chance. Remember that in most animal welfare societies, pets must be humanely euthanized after 5 business days.

Before buying a pet, think about your monthly budget

Large dogs generally eat once a day but in large quantities, and the food is quite expensive. In addition to: veterinary expenses, toys, grooming and hairdressing if they are small and with a lot of hair. Each animal has different basic needs and to all must be added extra expenses that will be part of our monthly budget. For financing a pet you can have the best option now.

Once we decide to get the pet, the family must work as a team to divide the responsibilities. So that our little animal does not become a burden in our day to day, we try to make it part of the daily responsibilities of the family. Each one needs to contribute to their daily routine.

Consider that if your lifestyle requires you to travel constantly, it may not be the most appropriate time to acquire a pet. The animals suffer a lot when their owners leave and leave them for days.

If we already have a pet at home and the family decides to get another, we should consider introducing the new member to neutral territory. If they are dogs, both on a leash and in a soft way, always giving them a lot of positive reinforcement. In this way, we will ensure that the animal that we already had at home does not feel displaced.


Pets via www.hispanaglobal.comEven for great animal lovers, many times having one at home represents an extra responsibility that we are not willing to assume. The most important thing is to help create awareness among our loved ones of the need to care for and love our animals, once we decide to make them part of our family.

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