Choosing A Pet

Before pets can be imported to New Zealand, they need to meet health requirements. You’ll also want to consider where you live, how much space you have, and what your lifestyle is. For example, very active dogs may not do well confined to a small apartment or living in a big city, unless you are thoroughly committed to providing your dog with plenty of exercise. All dogs should have at least one walk a day outside their home turf, but some dogs need much more. If you are a fairly sedentary person, you probably want to find a dog (perhaps an older dog) who doesn’t require that much activity. Keep in mind that not all small dogs are less active and not all large dogs need a great deal of exercise. You’ll want to learn more about the traits of the dog you’re thinking about getting, even if he or she is a mixed breed, to see if you are compatible.

CAT and RABBIT FRIENDS. Funny animals and pets. The situation causes enormous stress for pound and shelter staff, who love cats and dogs but are forced to euthanase so many because they have no alternative. People keep roaches as pets? Why? Just why? There’s only one kind of bug allowed in my home. A cuddlebug (a.k.a a doge). No matter how well designed a captive habitat may be, it can never replicate the freedom that wild animals require to be complete beings. A permanently captive wild animal is doomed to a life of confusion and stress as he attempts to reconcile instinctual urges with foreign surroundings. Wild animals belong in the wild.

CDC regulations require that dogs must be healthy to enter the United States. And with limited exceptions, dogs must be immunized against rabies and have a valid rabies vaccination certificate. These requirements apply equally to all dogs, including puppies and service animals. Kristin Farris reviewed Fort Bend County Pets – Fort Bend County Animal Services — 5 star. July 12. I adopted my little sweetly at the end of April and she has just been the best.

3. Wild animals carry diseases. Did you know that many wild animals — like raccoons or skunks — can be carriers for rabies without showing any symptoms? And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tens of thousands of people get salmonella infections each year from wild reptiles or amphibians. Bringing a wild animal into your home exposes your whole family — you, your kids and your pets — to a slew of potentially fatal diseases.

A pet is great companion. They give owners company, a sense of security and someone to share the routine of the day with. Pets can be especially valuable company for those in later life and living alone. A cross-cultural analysis of 60 countries found that 52 of them kept dogs, but were only considered companions, or pets, in 22 of them. For example, research has shown that people with pets tend to have more mental health issues and suffer from increased levels of depression than non-pet owners.