Many of us like keeping pets at home, these animals more or less become like a part of family and are treated as a family member, while it is very important to build a bond with your pet , as a responsible pet owner it is very important that before you get yourself a pet you know full well what you are getting into.
Keeping a pet at home is not just about the fun and frolic and cute pet moments, but is a big responsibility. In fact keeping a pet at home is as big a task as caring for children , this is because pet animals require a lot of love and care and need to be taught a lot of thing to ensure that they can live in harmony with the rest of the family.
It is also very important that you read about the type of animal that you intend on getting as a pet, for example if you plan on getting a dog in the house you should learn as much as possible about the that breed, how to care for the dog, the diet that it requires, what exercise is required, whether they need any vaccines etc.
This information should be gathered before you get a pet, you should also check and see that no one in the house is allergic to animals, the last thing you need is to have someone in the house allergic to animals and you having to give away your prized pet.
You should also find yourself a reliable vegetarian who you can show your pet to on a regular basis; it is preferable to go to one who is known to you or your friends. In fact it is a good idea to join one of the local pet owners association, these associations not only tie up with local vets , but also tie up with the local animal groups. You should also arm yourself with books that help you understand your pet and the needs of your pet.
There is nothing more pathetic to see than a pet that is not care for. You should ensure that your pet is well trained and well taken care of.