5) Buying from a Pet Store
Many people make the mistake of asking “how much is that doggy in the window?” Passing by a pet store and seeing those little balls of fluff, whether puppies or kittens, is a very tempting prospect. Many give in on impulse. After all, that’s why they’re in the window! What many people fail to realize is those cute little balls of fur are mass produced. This is especially true of dogs and cats. What this means is they often come from puppy and kitten mills where the mother of the liter lives in deplorable conditions and is forced to have more liters than is natural. They are also forced to have them much closer together, which means she doesn’t have time to heal and revitalize before being forced to become impregnated again. This amounts to animal abuse and neglect, and is the makings for very unhealthy pets.
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