Busy schedule? Can't commit to pet routines? Pause and think. Fish or parakeet might suit your low-demand pet needs without daily walks or exercise.
Seek advice, join breed groups. Chihuahuas seem low-maintenance but may not tolerate kids. Cats vary – some need attention, some are independent. Choose wisely based on your personality.
Prioritize pet safety: clear hazards from home. Gum, ibuprofen, toxic plants, small items are threats. Watch for dangers in bags too, like xylitol gum.
Start house-training immediately. Introduce litter-box to kittens, walk puppies gently outdoors. Begin command training for quicker relief.
Expect puppy crying at night. Set up secure sleeping space. Daytime exploration for puppies. Cats need nearby sleeping area with litter box. Introduce new pet carefully to resident pets.
Choose treats wisely for puppies, valuable for training. Avoid excess to maintain health. Safe toys: rubber balls, nylon-bones. Cats love feather wands, laser toys, and catnip treats.
Secure pets with proper ID: tag or collar with contact info. Keep photos for tracking. GPS and microchips help, update info promptly.