Which Pet Is Right For Your Family?

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Having a family pet can be great. The kids get to grow up with an animal, and they often become part of the family, joining in with activities and being there through good and bad. Yet choosing the right animal can be hard. Owning a pet can promote happiness throughout your family, yet you need to spend time getting the right one. This quick guide can help, you may have considered some of these points before but read on because you could reach something that may just change your mind somehow.

Dog

One of the more popular choices for all around. There are hundreds of breeds for you to choose from, so make sure you choose the right one for you. Larger dogs will need different kinds of products which can be more expensive, such as Seresto for big dogs. You also need to remember that dogs take a certain degree of care. They like to be played with at all times and are needy. They need to be walked daily, and sometimes twice daily depending on the breed in question. A good thing about dogs is that they quickly become part of the family.

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Cat

They require less attention than dogs, but are still good for a family because they provide entertainment and can be quite affectionate at times. They can be left alone, and don’t always need to be walked. They like to range outside on their own, so ensure the environment is safe for them. If not, you can get a house cat. They can’t be let out on their own. Again, there are some expenses similar to dogs, they need their early jabs so bear it in mind if you are getting a kitten. They also contract fleas and similar things, meaning additional products may be required.

Hamster

These little things have short lifespans, but are an easy first pet to get. They can provide entertainment for your children and are a safe bet if you want a first pet that require little to no attention bar the food and cage you buy them at first. The same applies for bigger pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. They’ll keep the kids happy without having to worry too much about their care.

Fish

Again, another passive pet. You can get garden fish in a pond or indoor fish in a tank. You can get all kinds, from the common goldfish to tropical fish that you need a certain kind of tank for. The right tnk can be a great decoration point and these pets can teach children responsibility for feeding them and such, which means you can prepare them for a larger dog.

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Snake

A snake, or any lizard type creature needs to be kept in a tank of a certain temperature. They are affectionless animals and you need to be careful with them. However, they are a great pet for young boys. As are tarantulas. You just need to ensure that they are not venomous and do not bite.

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