What to Consider When Choosing a New Pet
How much room do you have?
Will your existing pets get along with the new pet?
Do you like a pet that's a constant companion or one that's more independent?
Will noise be an issue?
What about food and vet costs?
If you travel a lot, are you prepared to take your pet with you?
Is everyone in your household ready and willing to take care of the animal?
What about keeping the furniture free of animal fur?
Does the pet you're considering fit your personality?
Tips for Training Your Cat
Focus on rewarding good behavior instead of punishing bad behavior
Redirect the cat's energies: for instance, if you want your cat to stop scratching the furniture, get a scratching post
To keep your cat away from something, use citrus or menthol, because cats dislike those scents
To reinforce good behavior, use treats your cat really loves, such as tunafish or catnip, and don't overdo the treats
Keep any training and play sessions short -- no more than about 15 minutes
How to Keep Your Dog Healthy
When choosing a dog food, avoid foods that contain filler ingredients such as ethoxyquin, propylene glycol, BHT/BHA, corn syrup, and corn
Remember chocolate is toxic to dogs, and so are grapes, raisins, avocados, yeast dough, nuts, alcohol, onions, garlic, chives, and sugar-free gum (because of the ingredient xylitol)
Keep your dog at a healthy weight -- they need diet and exercise just like us!
Brushing your dog's coat keeps it shiny and healthy and promotes good circulation
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Source: dogtime.com / youpet.com