Taking a pooch, cat or other household companions into the house is a decision that affects its and household members' entire lives. Therefore, it is worth considering whether we are really ready for such big changes. One important aspect is preparing your home for your new tenants before they arrive. A few simple tips can save future owners from more trouble.
Before a new household member appears, it is worth finding a suitable place for a bed for your pet. It may be next to the owners' bed, but you need to think carefully if you want to share the bedroom with the pet. The position of the lair should not be changed, or we should do it very rarely. Bedding should be a place where a dog or a cat feels safe and comfortable and feel that it is their private area that no one will take from them.
Keep in mind that the pet's bedding should be in a warm place, without leaks. In addition, it should also be in a place where household members often walk so that the animal feels the presence and constant contact with its owners. An important aspect is also the bowls with water and food, which, like the lair, should not change their position too often. Besides, they shouldn't be too close to the bedding.
Another aspect that new owners should be prepared for is the possibility that various accidents may happen to their quadrupeds beyond their control. Looking at your new friend's suffering can be extremely difficult, so you need to get your pet's first aid kit with the essentials.
“In addition to the basic things, such as disposable gloves, bandage, gauze or saline, the first-aid kit of every pet owner should contain a preparation that will quickly stop bleeding at home. One of such preparations is ClotIt powder, which should be applied directly to the wound, thanks to which the blood coagulates and bacteria do not get into the wound,” veterinarian Andrzej Małkowski, who has been running the Vetriver clinic for years, explained. He added that in this way, we gain the time needed to transport the pet to the vet and increase the chance of its return to full fitness. Even if the wound is small and does not require medical care, it should not be underestimated and wait for it to heal on its own, exposing the four-legged friend to infections.