Anyone who has had a pet in their lives would be able to testify to the fact that a pet can so often be seen as so much more than just an animal that shares your living space. Many pets become another member of the family, and it is not surprising that so many people feel this way. There is a strong bond and a real connection between a pet who is well cared for and its owner. There is no denying that bond, and the majority of pet owners would readily admit that they would go to great lengths to keep their dog, cat, bird, turtle, ferret, or otherwise healthy and happy. Keeping up on routine visits, shots, and checkups, as well as investing in pet insurance or pet wellness plans, can extend the length of your pet’s life, as well as improve the quality of it along the way.
Making man’s best friend a priority
There are a lot of people who love the idea of getting a new puppy, loving on it, and getting giddy over how cute it pounces and plays. And while there are indeed numerous benefits to inviting a lovable new joy into your home, there are also numerous responsibilities that come along with it as well. Having a dog is one of the most amazing experiences a person can go through, but it can be time consuming and expensive.
An individual who is considering getting a new furry friend must be fully prepared for the wonderful job of caring for this new little buddy. It truly is an investment. Over the course of just one year, there is quite a lot of money spent on animal care across the country. In fact, each year sees $12.56 billion being spent on over the counter medicine and other pet supplies, $13.59 billion on veterinary care, and $20.46 billion on food for the beloved furry family members. With over 46 million households with dogs throughout the nation, it is no surprise that billions of dollars are spent on the wellbeing of man’s best friend.
Where will you get your new puppy?
Some people have grown up with pets. Some didn’t have any pets in their households, and look forward to creating a new household that is pet friendly. One of the biggest things to think about when you are considering getting your pet is where you will get it. Most people get their new furry family members from family members or others who they know. Another 28% of pups are bought from breeders, and 29% of pets are adopted from shelters or other rescue situations. Finding the perfect new pet might be a process, but you will find the perfect addition with patience and persistence. And most importantly, there will plenty of love.