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While I do not know about many pets, I do know cats and dogs well.   Below are some suggestions for things that you should seriously think about before adopting a cat or dog.



Cats- Some Things To Consider Before Adopting:


Cats are lovely, intelligent, independent animals with very distinct personalities.   Can you accept an animal that doesn't always come when called, or, that no matter how hard you try, may not be willing to stop doing things like walking across your kitchen counter?

Most cats require frequent brushing/combing, especially long hair breeds.   Is that something you are willing and able to do?

Although cats tend to be solitary animals, they still should not be left alone for extended periods of time.  If you go out of town, can you rely on a friend or family member to care for your cat?  Or, are you willing to adopt two cats instead of only one since it an cut down on bad behavior?

Do you know a good veterinarian?  Does s/he share your views on things like holistic medicine, or euthanasia?

For cat care tips, click here: Cat Care


To research various cat breeds, click here to see some information I compiled.  This is not an all-inclusive list, but it provides a lot of good information.   This list is in .pdf (Adobe Reader) format for easy download and printing.  If you do not currently have the software, it is available for free to download at:  www.Adobe.com  




Dogs- Some Things To Consider Before Adopting:


Dogs are wonderful, but they all need a strong leader, a leader to their pack, if you will.  Can you be that leader?  If you don't know what that may involve, are you willing to learn?  To learn about being the pack leader of your home, click here: Be The Leader Of Your Pack!

Dogs should not be left alone for extended periods of time.  If you go out of town, can you rely on a friend or family member to care for your dog?

Do you know a good veterinarian?  Does s/he share your views on things like holistic medicine, or euthanasia?

Can you be content with an animal that demands a large amount of your time and attention?  If you are an introverted person, a dog may be too much for you.  They need so much attention that it can be a bit overwhelming for some introverts.  This is how I am- some dogs that are very clingy wear me out quickly.   A cat may be a better choice for you if you're like me.  

For dog care tips, click here: Dog Care


To research various dog breeds, click here to see some information I compiled.  This is not an all-inclusive list, but it will provide a lot of good information.  This list is in .pdf (Adobe Reader) format for easy download and printing.  If you do not currently have the software, it is available for free to download at:  www.Adobe.com

 



 
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