How to Make Your New Pet Feel at Home

If you have adopted a new pet, that’s awesome, and congratulations are in order. There is no doubt that you are excited about your new companion. You would feel even better if your new pet loves your home.

That said, most people fear that they may not have adequate information on how to treat the pets. If that’s your greatest fear don’t bother yourself too much. The fact that you are reading this is clear evidence that you want the best for your pet. Keep reading and you will know exactly how to help your newly adopted pet feel more secure and loved.

 

  • Create your pet some space

 

Definitely, your pet must be excited to be home. However, due to change of surrounding he might need some rest. You should at least give him some space to get acquainted not only to their new home, but with the family members. Of course you don’t expect him to trust you instantly. Trust is built with time. With that said, ensure your pet has a safe place to rest for some days if not hours in order for him to adjust to the new surroundings. Don’t worry! Very soon they will get used.

 

  • Provide consistent training

 

In new surroundings, pets tend to find where they fit and what rules govern the place. Dogs in particular crave rules, boundaries and routine while the cats are curious to see what awaits them. In most cases, pets just hide out whenever they feel uncertain. For instance some pets will hide behind a car or under the bed.

Sensible rules as well as regular training helps your pet feel more at ease. That way, they understand what is expected of them after which they adapt a solid routine. In other words, this will improve their confidence and your friendship will grow.

 

  • Good choice of pet stuff selection

 

Every pet will need his personal bowls; resting place and even toys. You are to select the basic items first before bringing them in. In the case of dogs, you will need water and food bowls that won’t keep sliding around. The bowls should only be his. Note that the cats also need bowls that won’t slip that are large enough to contain her whiskers without them being squished. Note that cats particularly love toys that move around. For your dog/s, you can get a good pet hair vacuum.

 

  • Introduce your pet to all the housemates

 

Remember that your newly adopted pet has just entered into a household that is established where no one is a stranger to their partner. May be your place is bigger or smaller than where they lived before. In that case, you should do an introduction.

Remember; pets figure out things using their nose. The smell helps them know who is who. Be patient in your introduction and to be more efficient about it, you can sometimes think that you were in his shoes. That way, everything else will be simple and lovely.

Essential Supplies You Need for Your Pet

All pet owners know how adorable pets are. They are the best companions and they have a way of planting a smile on their owner’s faces. Maintaining pets is not too hard, say, as it would be to maintain a baby. However, they still need some basic supplies that you cannot afford to stay without as a pet owner. If you have any plans of adopting or getting a new pet then you have just landed on the right article.

Here is what you need:

Grooming tools

The grooming tools are very important especially in the case of a Golden Retriever. You can have some sort of a brush, wire-typed or bristled. They are going to help you in maintaining a good looking coat of your pet. A good pet hair vacuum will help you keep your cats and dog’s fur well groomed.  

Purchase a toenail trimmer

This is quite basic especially if your pet is young. Let them get used of you trimming their toenails. After all, no one would love to stay with a dirty pet with long toenails. Dogs and cats may scratch your furniture and tear your curtains. Teach them who is boss.

Toothbrush/finger brush

Tooth brushes are essential and as a pet owner, you cannot sit down to rest until you have it. This is because you will need them for the purpose of maintaining good mouth and teeth health for your pet.

Thermometer

Surprised? Don’t be! There are pet thermometers, made specifically for pets. Having one is quite important. These thermometers mostly are used rectally on any pet. In that case, ensure that you have one specifically for your lovely pet. The thermometer should not be used or anything else apart from the pet.

Extra leash

Having an extra leash is a brilliant idea. Not to mention that slip leashes are quite fantastic. In case there is not a collar, you can simply slip the leash on the head. It is incredibly a wonderful back-up.

Regular bandaging material

For first aid purposes, it is wise to have regular bandaging material. Be conscious of the fact that even pets do get hurt seeing as they are so playful. With that in mind, you will find the need to have a bandaging material. Nothing special, just the regular human type of bandage. Additionally, ensure you have some clean towels and may be Hydrogen peroxide, which is suitable for cleaning of wounds. Note that you are free to use triple antibiotic on your pet’s wound just in case it’s not too bad to the extent of needing veterinary attention.

Buy some gloves

As a pet owner, at one point in time, you will need gloves. This is so important for those who have puppies especially since they are sometimes gross. Gloves will make cleanups easier and more efficient.

Lastly, it is necessary to learn how one can use a muzzle cover. Any pet’s first reaction is to bite back in defense when they have been injured. Thus, a cover for the muzzle can help keep the pet in check.