As our schedules seem like they are getting busier by the day, there’s just not so much time left at the end of the day. But as a pet owner, you have responsibilities, and you have to take care of your pet (or pets).
Whether that be spending time with them, going for a run, or even taking care of their health, it’s important that you’re there for them.
So, let’s go over five things that no matter how busy you are, can help you with keeping your dog, cat, rabbit, or any pet you have healthy and happy.
Make a schedule with the basics and stick to it
Most pets will need a grooming session once a month and going to the vet every six months for routine check-ups.
Make sure you keep track of everything and stick to the schedule.
Also don’t forget to give monthly heartworm prevention pills, as well as a tablet for fleas. If you think there’s a problem with your pet’s health, scheduling an online vet call is always an option.
Go for a daily walk or even a run.
If you own a dog, it’s the perfect time for you to go for a daily jog, just to keep yourself and them exercised. And, the best part is that both you and your dog benefit from this. Sitting a bit too much on the couch isn’t healthy for anyone.
Find a playmate for your dog.
When getting another dog isn’t a solution, but would rather the exact opposite, then finding a playmate for your dog is the solution to your problem. Maybe you have a friend who has a dog, or if you don’t, you can try and find someone from a local dog lovers group on social media.
Hire a pet sitter or a dog walker.
If you don’t have the time to even go for a run in the morning, consider hiring a dog walker, to take your dog out. Not only that they will get the much-needed walk for the day, but most dog walkers will have other dogs with them, making it great for their social life. While it’s going to cost a bit more money, at the end of the day, it’s better for your pet.
Take your dog to work.
One of the wonders of the modern world is that we can take our much-loved pets to the office with us! Whether you’re working at a startup, or at a large organization, more and more companies are opened to having their employees bring their kids or pets to work.
The best thing is that the whole office will get a destress session with a little pugger roaming around the place.
Having a pet is no small responsibility, so it’s always best to be prepared to take on the challenge. And, at the end of the day, if you just don’t have time for a pet, consider letting them live with a family member who needs a company.