Do you know what your responsibilities as a pet owner? If you recently welcomed a ‘furry’ into your family, you must meet their basic needs for diet, health, physical and emotional.
The director of the Animal Care Agency (Agatan) from Mexico City, Carlos Esquivel, who is a zootechnical veterinarian and who collaborates with Ciudad para Pets shared a series of points that responsible owners must comply with.
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- Give them water in the optimal quantities and conditions inside and outside the home. Your plates should be filled with clean, fresh liquid.
- When they go out for a walk carry a portable plate and a container with water to prevent them from drinking stagnant water, although they can do so in special waterers for pets.
- Offer them special food for pets; according to their age and physical characteristics. Preferably consult your veterinarian for the appropriate caloric or branch amount.
- Proportional the necessary shelter so that they do not get cold, hot or wet with the rain.
- Enable a appropriate area for them to rest, independent of the area assigned to relieve themselves.
- Give them the necessary hygiene, you can bathe them or take them to a specialized aesthetic. Brush their teeth and clean their necessities at home.
- For collect their feces on the street, preferably use environmentally friendly bags.
- Take care of your health. Keep a record of your vaccination and deworming.
- Considers sterilize it to have adequate birth control and thus prevent health problems.
- Educate them so that you facilitate their coexistence with other animals and people.
- Enable a special area for them to play and get toys, but play with them!
- Treat them well and give them love, they will reciprocate!
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To learn more about pets and their care you can listen to the podcast of City for Pets on Spotify.
If you are thinking of adopting a ‘furry’ you can participate in the sessions ‘Dogs in Zoom’ to meet dogs that are looking for a home and thus apply to adopt one of them, you just have to click this link and you will receive information about access.
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