The companionship of a pet is a unique experience. For many people, a pet can become a member of the family, and for children, having a pet can provide many benefits. Adding a feathered or furry friend to your family can be a wonderful thing, but there are various factors that you should consider before adoption:
- Do I have enough time to commit to caring for an animal or bird?
- What kind of pet best fits my family’s lifestyle?
- Do I have enough money to care for a pet, including for such expenses as food, toys, visits to the veterinarian, and vaccinations?
To help you determine the answers, do some homework. Resources are available at libraries, bookstores, and online, and by talking with local vets, animal shelters, and friends.
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