Something To Consider About Caring For Pets In New York City
On March, 22, 2019
When you’re thinking about having a pet, there are many considerations for you to think about before you take that step. One thing that’s important, especially for our canine friends, is that they will have the proper exercise every day, and a place to freely play. You’ll want your pet to be able to do dog things, and playing is something all dogs love to do.
Exercise is important for your pet because without it, your pet can be more prone to diseases such as Canine Diabetes or heart problems. Bad cholesterol also plays a role, gunking up your pets arteries which can lead to stroke or heart attack. Exercise for your little friend is as important for them as it is for you. But there’s one huge difference.
You’re able to exercise whenever you want to, but pets in places where there are few yards or areas to play in any time they want have no choice but to stay where they are. That means it’s up to the pet owner or parent to ensure they have a way to let out all that energy and playfulness which we call exercise.
If your pet were in the wild, he or she would be roaming around all day. Playing, sniffing, discovering, rooting, scratching, rolling around in the dirt, nipping at plants, and going about in packs to see what trouble they can get into. But since they aren’t wild animals and are our pets, we keep them cooped up in a house or yard and their exercise opportunities are very limited.
To take the best care possible of your dog, you’ll need to learn to think a little like a dog. What would you do if your space wasn’t sufficient and you were forced to be in it all day every day?
You’d probably become sad, lazy, eat too much, and be generally depressed, right? Well, the same is true for an animal that needs to play and get free once in a while.
Many people think that small dogs don’t fit into this scenario, but indeed they do. Small dogs are just as prone to want to roam around and sniff and scratch and role around just like middle sized or large dogs do. Even though they may have more space to run because they’re smaller, they still want the emotional value of being free to play and discover.
So you see, if you think like a dog you’ll be able to better understand why professionals are constantly reminding pet owners that it’s an important and serious thing when you own a pet and become their parent. Literally, their life is in your hands, and their quality of life is as well.
As a pet owner, you’ll want to be sure that your precious friend has everything they need to be BOTH physically and emotionally happy. And ensuring they get free once in a while to do dog things is one of the best gifts you can give them. Believe us here at NYC Pawsitive Pet Care when we say your pet will definitely thank you for it if you utilize one of our pet care services.