Furholics – Selecting Your Lovely Pet

Selection of Pet

 

Here’s the #Furholics Guide to help you select your Dog Or Cat :

  • There should be no fluid coming out of the mouth/ears/nose/eyes/genitals.
    If at all there is anything, get it checked. 
  • The puppy/kitten/adult dog/adult cat should look well fed, not starving with the ribs showing. 
  • There should be no anger issues – particularly with grown up animals.
  • Fur should be clean of parasites. There should be no bald patches, boils or scars.
  • The ears should be clear. Any ear deposits should be cleared before bringing the kitten/puppy home.
  • If you are selecting a pup from a litter, don’t choose the sleepiest or the laziest or the biggest of the lot. Pick a pup that looks alert and interested in his/her surroundings. An alert dog is an excellent choice.The same applies to a kitten.
  • Call out to the little ones in the litter and see who comes up to you. It helps to have a cat/dog select you.
  • Similarly, don’t select an unhealthy puppy, especially if it’s your first time as a pet parent. Nursing a sick baby demands a lot of time, money and energy from pet parents and as first timers you will find it very difficult to manage the same.
  • Where possible check the mom with the litter to see that she is well looked after!
  • Most importantly, the entire family should look forward to adding a member to the brood, not just you who is picking the animal up.

Once your new family member is home, give her/him a lot of love. 

But set rules in place from day 1.

Uma Karve Chakranarayan

Uma Karve Chakranarayan

Uma Karve Chakranarayan is editor and publisher of Tell Tail, Pune’s only petzine and partner, Petsworld, a pet food and accessories store. ’Furholics’ appears every Saturday on Pune365.
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