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August 10, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 163

Five Ways to Improve Your New Pet's Quality of Life!

Taking home a new pet into your home is easy but it takes time to introduce your pet to his or her new home. It is especially important for you to do whatever it takes to make your new pet as comfortable as possible. Underneath I have outlined some guidelines for providing a safe and clean shelter for you new animal:

1. Select a cat litter box that does the work for you. We all try to avert bad odor as much as we can and so does your cat. Instead of buying a standard litter box, why not opt for an automatic cat litter box? Ease of use and hassle-free operation makes this automated litter boxes a breeze to use.

2. Everything can be learned. Dog training is one of the training programs that can be bought. Buy a book in your book store or order online. It is easier for you as well as for your dog when your animal is well behaved. This good behavior is an important aspect during the transition time. Daily practice will teach your dog to understand the commands that you want him to understand. Not all dogs have the same learning curve. Give your "best friend" time to learn.

3. Why should you invest money in pet insurance? We all need insurance. There is no difference between human and animal. With medical care expenses going through the roof we simply cannot afford to have our animals uninsured. Can you really go without pet insurance? Before you go out and buy pet insurance have a look at their website. A quick phone call can help you saving on insurance and finding the correct coverage for your pet. Insurance companies for animals will provide all the details on their websites as on what and what not can be insured.

4. Dog grooming is healthy for your dog. It is not only you that feels good when someone treats you nice, your dog will feel the same way. Animals have feelings too and are much happier being properly groomed. Some breeds of dogs require regular haircut some other do not. Regardless what breed of dog you own, shampooing and hair cutting should be done on a regular basis. As we cut our nails on a routine basis, we have to make sure that our animals receive their frequent nail cut, too. Instead of paying for professional groomers you can learn grooming by buying a dog grooming kit.

5. Play with your pets. Especially when animals are in a young age they want to play. Do yourself a favor and play with him or her. Pet toys become an important household article when you have a pet. Never underestimate the power of a pet toy. Your animal can have fun for hours at a time playing with his or her toy. We all know that stress is killer number one. Boredom is very close to that number. Keep yourself and your animal busy with some activities to prevent boredom. Depending on your animal, activities vary. While you go out with your dog and jump in a body of water with him/her, a cat would not be thrilled with jumping in water.

Welcome your new pet into your family by following this list. When you bring a new pet home you need to understand that your new "addition" is scared at first. Do not force your pet to get adjusted but try to make him or her as comfortable as possible.

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