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Chicago Animal Care and Control protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. Also, consider carefully what kind of dog to get. Adopting a puppy is a huge commitment, since you cannot leave a puppy home alone all day. Most puppies need to eliminate every two hours or so. Also, in order to co-exist happily with humans, puppies must be taught house-training skills and basic cues such as sit,” stay” and come.” If puppies are not handled often and socialized when young, they will become shy and fearful.

Mostly, countries outside the European Union only accept one-year validity for vaccination against rabies. A number of countries also demand, in addition to the passport, a distinct certificate of vaccination and a health certificate. You should contact with the embassy of the country of destination for obtaining the right models of certificate (see address list of the embassies ).

Cats need to scratch, so a sturdy scratching post is necessary. Declawing a cat to protect your furniture is cruel and unnecessary (and illegal in some parts of the country). Declawing, which involves the removal of the first knuckle of each toe, is extremely painful for the cat. You can learn to trim your cat’s nails to prevent damage to furniture; besides scratching posts, there are many other products, available at pet supply stores, that deter cats from damaging furniture.

Two of the most popular pets are dogs and catsA cat lover is known as an ailurophile and a dog lover is known as cynophilist. Other animals commonly kept include: rabbits , ferrets , pigs ; rodents , such as gerbils , hamsters , chinchillas , rats , and guinea pigs ; avian pets, such as parrots , passerines , and fowl ; reptile pets, such as turtles , lizards and snakes ; aquatic pets , such as fish , freshwater and saltwater snails, and frogs ; and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs Small pets may be grouped together as pocket pets , while the equine and bovine group include the largest companion animals.

I still firmly believe that animals, while they can befriend other animals, cannot have pets. I wouldn’t really consider these pets. Would Fido and Fluffy be sitting next to you right now, if 10,000 years ago some caveman decided to be friends with a wolf? No. It was because of thousands of years of careful breeding that we have pets. Rescue workers helped two people and over 100 animals escape from a flooded animal shelter in North Carolina on Friday.