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Posted by Nelson Matos on 1/7/2018

Dogs are known as manís best friend. But manís best friend requires work and money. A dog is a large responsibility and is more than just a pet. A dog will become a part of your family. Do you have what it takes to add another member to your family? Cost: The cost of a dog goes well beyond the initial adoption or breeder fee. Itís important that you consider the lifetime cost of owning a dog and whether or not you can afford one. And the cost could be drastically different between different types of breeds. Thereís the cost of food, grooming, veterinary care, toys, etc. Larger breed dogs will eat more food therefore increasing the food cost. Or your dog could develop an allergy to certain foods, therefore needing special food that can be much more expensive than regular food. Itís also important that you save for emergency vet visits, as they can be completely unpredictable and very trying at the time. Having money saved up will take a small bit of the stress away. It may even be in your best interest to invest in pet insurance. It may save you down the road. Time: Dogs require a lot of work and a lot of attention. Before getting a dog seriously consider things like work hours, work traveling, your social life, taking care of your children and vacations. In addition, you should also consider that there are different breeds of dogs that require different levels of attention. And if youíre looking to get a puppy, be prepared to dedicate your time to him/her, especially for the first few months. Itís crucial that you are completely aware of the effort and time that goes into being a dog owner. Allergies: Itís imperative to know whether or not you or anyone living in your home has any allergies to dogs. And itís best to know before you adopt or buyó there are tests that your doctor can run. Itís never a good situation for the dog owner(s) and animal if the dog has to either be given back or given to someone else due to an allergy. This will put a lot of stress on the dog going from home to home. It can also cause harm to the people involved, as it is always difficult letting go of a pet. If someone in the home has an allergy and you still want a dog then you will need to consider the breeds of dogs that are considered hypoallergenic. Adopting a dog may possibly be one of the best decisions that you make in life. They become your best friend and a part of your family. They will greet you when you come home, be your running partner and cuddle buddy. But, you are caring for another life and the adoption or purchase of a dog should be well thought out and something you are prepared for. Remember that you are the whole world to a dog so be sure you have the love and attention to give him/her.




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