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Protecting Your Pet, No Matter The Scenario

This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.


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Once you bring your pet home, it is your responsibility to protect them from everything. Be it other people and strangers, other pets or nasty things like ticks and loud noises, you’ll want to be ready. So, with this in mind, here are a handful of things your pet may one day need protection from, and how to provide this sufficiently.



Protect them from... strangers
If your pet has had an injury in the past, the chances are they will still be sore now. Even if they’re not, they could still react badly to people touching them in that place. So, be sure you warn people who visit your house or pet your animal about this. It keeps the pet from getting distressed and protects the human from being bitten or scratched.
Also, be aware that some people do not know how to handle animals properly. After all, if they’ve never owned one or spent much time with one, why would they? So, take hamsters for example. Owners know the correct way to get hold of them and pick them up without causing harm or upset. Show others how to do this too. Don’t expect other people to automatically know what is and isn’t okay.


Protect them from... fleas and ticks
Not only are bites and infestations unpleasant and painful for animals, they can lead to much more serious things. With dogs, for example, ticks, fleas, lice, flies and mosquitoes can all cause your precious pet harm. A product like advantix ii for dogs kills anything already there but also repels them, so they’re better protected in the future. You should also educate yourself on the different signs and stages of development, so you know what to look out for.


Protect them from… loud noises
Many pets are scared of sudden loud noises, but kittens and cats are often particularly bad. Many pets hate things like fireworks in particular. Over July 4th or New Year’s, keep them indoors if you can. If they want to hide, let them. Making them come out will only distress them more. Once they have hidden, don’t disturb them even if you are tempted. They’ve taken themselves into a space that feels safer for a reason. Pop some food and water nearby and let them come to you when they’re ready. The same goes for any other pet that behaves in the same way.
When it comes to small animals, like hamsters or gerbils, it won’t be as obvious if they are scared. Act preemptively, and move them away from anything you think might scare them. So, if you’re having a house party with lots of people and loud music, for example, move them into a quieter room.


Of course, as time progresses you will get to know your pet more and more. It could be that down the line that you are able to act preemptively to stop any kind of distress for your pet. It is this that you should be aiming for.

This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.

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