Home and Lifestyle TV Pet Pro – Aaron Stewart gives us some great advice on our pets and holiday visitors.
When you are looking to get a pet from a shelter you need to take extra precautions. You need to be caring and loving towards this animal because they are going to need some time and attention in order to feel loved. You have to understand the reason why the pet is in the shelter in the first place. They were probably abandoned or mistreated and then dropped off at the shelter.
Shelters are a great place to take pets that are found abused or abandoned. They are going to be safe there and find the help and the love that they need. However, they cannot stay at the shelter forever. They need to be adopted out and found a new and loving family that will take them home. Once the pet is placed with a new family, they will be better able to start their social skills and learn how to be around other people and even other animals in the home.
The pet shelters are going to give care for the animal and hopefully found a new and loving home. The different people that care for the animals at the shelter will make sure that the animals have good meals, are given baths and given love that they deserve.
The one thing that you should do when you get a pet from a shelter is taking them to the veterinarian. You need to do this so that you can determine if they are hurt or sick in any way. The vet should also be able to let you know what type of diet the animal should be on in order to get them healthy and ready for their new lifestyle. You should also make sure your pet is microchipped so it can be returned if lost.
When you are trying to figure out a plan to socialize the new pet with others around them you will have to take some time to figure this one out. You have to be careful because you do not want to rush things too much with the pet. You have to be considerate of their feelings and be able to give them the love and the attention that they require in order to feel safe and secure.
Once you get the animal home, you should give them time. You have to let them roam around the house and figure out where they are. Give them time to understand their surroundings and get used to the idea of being somewhere new. You will find that if you give the animal some time to get familiar with the home they will be more comfortable and give you more feedback.
Take time to get down with the animal and play with them. You want to touch them as much as you can without making them upset and be very cautious. You need to give them attention and love so that they can feel that they are safe with you. Play with them and maybe even give them a toy to toss around. When the animal has something to familiarize with, they will be more inclined to have fun and be more interactive with the people around them.
Be patient and allow your new pet to get comfortable with everything that is going on around them. Do not push them or force them to do anything. You want to make sure that they have what they need and that you are gradually bringing more people and other pets into their life. You want to take it one day at a time but with some patience and love you will find that your new friend will feel right at home and be glad they are no longer stuck in the shelter.