Responsibilities/cost of owning a dog
Dogs are amazing creatures and can add endless amounts of joy to the right family. Many dog owners view their dog as part of the family and even as an extra child. This kind of affection for dogs can provide fantastic homes and see pet and owner share many happy years together. Many people fall for the trick of seeing a dog and instantly falling in love with it, next thing they know they are heading to the local pet shop to buy a dog bed and pet food. When purchasing a dog however people must the realize the financial and non financial responsibilities that come with looking after a dog.
Dog’s can live for up to fifteen years which is a long commitment. During this commitment this dog will need to be fed, walked and given the opportunity to socialize every day. Damage around the house has to be expected, especially with a puppy which is likely to tear up anything it lays its eyes on. One must also ask themselves if their lifestyle, living arrangements etc are equipped to successfully care for a dog. The following article gives a detailed description of the things a consumer must consider before purchasing a dog: http://dogtime.com/consider-before-getting-dog-hsus.html
One of the most important factors in purchasing a dog is weather you have enough money to provide all the necessities required. The lifetime cost of owning a dog can be $10000 – $15000 and can vary depending on its health. Many new pet owners underestimate the cost of owning a pet which can lead to a nasty surprise. The following article outlines the costs of dogs and other pets: http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/keeping-your-dog-healthy/paying-for-your-dogs-care/lifetime-costs-of-dog-ownership
The worst thing that you can do for an animal is bring it home only to realise you cant care for it properly, eventually having to part ways with the animal. Lastly the golden rule of buying a pet is go to an animal shelter and give a homeless animal a good home!!!
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