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LIV­ING WITH PETS

It’s easy to get a pet for your home, but com­mit­ting to one can be a chal­lenge. Justin Uy, pres­i­dent of aDa Na­ture aquar­i­ums (a brand that also car­ries var­i­ous pet para­pher­na­lia) dishes out tips to en­sure a happy home with pets.

1. Train them prop­erly.

“Be­sides keep­ing them away from break­able and frag­ile items, proper train­ing and con­stant re­minders are the key. luck­ily for pet own­ers to­day, there are so many prod­ucts to help se­cure your Ken­neth Cobon­pue from ruin. Prod­ucts such as pet gates, cat scratch­ing poles, puppy train­ing pads, de­ter­rent sprays, and odor re­movers are now eas­ily avail­able at pet life­style stores like hobbes & lan­des.”

2. Keep them happy.

aside from the usual treats and toys, your four-legged friends will also ap­pre­ci­ate hav­ing their own “fur­ni­ture.” “Be it a sim­ple floor mat or a plush bed, pets de­serve a good place to sleep, too! Cats love to hang out in cat con­dos or ham­mocks. In ad­di­tion, there are also cat toi­lets or litter boxes for cats to hy­gien­i­cally heed the call of na­ture.”

3. Be com­mit­ted.

Be­fore bring­ing home that adorable puppy, make sure you and your fam­ily are pre­pared for the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of be­ing a pet owner. “Do con­sider how oth­ers at home would feel. some­one may be al­ler­gic to fur, or you may not be com­fort­able with leav­ing a tod­dler alone with a puppy that would grow very big in a few months,” re­minds Justin. also, be fi­nan­cially ready. “hav­ing a pet is just like rais­ing a child—there are meals and un­planned med­i­cal ex­penses to pay for.”

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