By Ann Sullivan
Most people get a pet because they want a companion of some sort. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, a bird, or something else, all animals deserve to be treated with the best care possible. Owning a pet is a great responsibility and should not be taken lightly. When you have a pet, you are responsible for the welfare and wellness of another living being. That responsibility needs to be taken seriously! Many people make the mistake of taking home a little bundle of fur without thinking it through. Getting a child a puppy for Christmas because it’s cute is a perfect example. Well, that puppy is going to need as much care as the child you got it for! There are many mistakes pet owners make. Here are 9 of the worst ones.
1) Underestimating a Pet’s Intelligence
There’s an adage, there aren’t any dumb animals, only dumb people. There’s a reason for that expression. Many people who want to adopt a pet simply don’t understand animals. If you don’t understand what you are getting, chances are you will make yourself miserable and have an unhappy and neglected pet in the process. It’s important to learn animal communication and understand the level of intelligence most pets have. If you don’t, and you blame the pet, you’re among the people mentioned in the adage. All pets have their own personality traits. Tuning into their language is your job so you can have a clear line of communication. If you don’t, you will confuse your poor pet and probably end up frustrated in the process. Most pets can tell you what they want. You only need listen and understand or learn the best method of communicating with them.
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