The principles that guide responsible pet care

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The following principles are universal and closely based on the RSPCA principles. These were created to combat the presence of irresponsible breeders who can also be described as potential fraudsters. It is important to know and also follow all principles related to pet care. Believe what you see with your own eyes and not what you are told. If you have any lingering doubts, do not hesitate to research the advertiser's standing in the pet world. All pets housed with the seller must be healthy and happy.

Fundamentals

Pets are not objects to be traded, exchanged, or sold. They are family members and thus for the adopted human family, a lifetime commitment for them. Pets cannot be discarded or thrown away due to change of residential location, health or inconvenience.Animals not only enrich our life experience but also makes it much better through their unconditional affection and true love. The pet animals teach children everything the latter should know about compassion. Pets also provide the rare gift of companionship. They teach both children and adults the joy and importance of responsibility. The adult just provides a supplementary education to the child.Pet lovers must not compound the pre-existing multiple problems by buying from breeders. It is better to adopt pets from animal shelters. Spaying and neutering are good solutions. Before doing anything, you should ask yourself whether your desired action will contribute to the solution or be a part of the problem. It is important to note that responsible pet care includes heartworm prevention, regular vaccinations, and spay or neuter. Compassionate pet care, in contrast, means the pet is a member of your family, with warts and all.

Compassion is paramount

Compassion is important when dealing with pets. This can be catalyzed via education. You should foster kindness towards animals in your children. If possible, you should also educate adults about care for animals and their well-being. It is plain empathy of one's part not to tie a pet outside in case of extreme weather conditions like heat-wave or during a cold front. This is inhumane not only to the animal but also for people who observe the effects of such torture.It is important for every human being to save pets. Efforts must be taken so those helpless animals are not euthanized in the local city shelters. Considerable monetary involvement and time are needed. It is vital that these animals are placed in homes whose members will love them and care for them just like their human family members. The animals must not get the feeling of abandonment when they are thrown into the city shelter. Pet owners must have all the animals under their care checked by the veterinarian, microchipped, and vaccinated.

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