There’s an old adage that says ‘different horses for different courses’, meaning that different horses are suited to different conditions. When it comes to your pet’s lifestyle and special needs, this would be reflective on the type of environment that the breed is suited to and what it needs to be happy. Depending on the pet, the needs of the animal might be very different from what you are able to offer, so it is important to take this into consideration before choosing a pet to become your lifelong companion.
Choosing a pet that fits in with where you live is really important. For example, a Great Dane will not be happy living in a tiny apartment, and why would you want to force a large animal such as this to be squeezed into a small space? It wouldn’t be fair to either of you. Similarly, if you live in an area where there are no dog parks, or do not travel regularly to places where your dog can have a good run off the leash it will become more and more unhappy over time. This could cause it to act up, and start to destroy things in the house, which would affect your relationship with the pet.
Your lifestyle will have a direct impact on the sort of pet that is suited to you. Some animals are happy to be alone and will find lots of different ways to occupy themselves without you being there, but others need more attention. If you are a person who is not home very much, it would be best to choose a pet that will not be pining for you to come home all the time. Dogs enjoy going for a walk every day, or at the very least, a few times a week. If you are not able to commit to the time and effort to do this, perhaps a different animal might be better suited to your lifestyle.
Many pets require different diets, and as such, it is important that you are aware of what your pet needs for its optimal health, and are able to provide it. Different dogs and cats need specific vitamins and minerals at various times in their life, which is why there are pet foods suited to the various stages in a pet’s life. At Durack Pet Motel, we recommend that people do their research before choosing which pet is the right pet for their environment and lifestyle.