Adopting a pet is not a topic to be taken lightly but it cannot become a titanic task that we cannot carry out, the furry ones need us and here we give you 5 tips to make the adoption process a success best family pets.
- Do you really want a pet in your life?
It is always good to sit down very calmly and ask ourselves this question and, from there, begin to answer all the subsequent questions.
While it is true that taking care of a pet should not be a complicated task, you do have to take into account many aspects of your life to adopt one.
Time, disposition, an economy that allows you to give it the necessary care, ranging from feeding, frequent visits to the veterinarian, hairdressing, purchasing accessories and toys so that your pet lives its days in complete happiness.
Once you confront all of these situations, you will be ready to take the next step and make adopting a pet a fantastic experience.
- Adoption places
Fortunately, Bogotá has many places where you can adopt a pet, from the Animal Protection Institute to non-profit organizations that have cared about giving these furry animals a second chance.
You can go to one of these sites to start your adoption process. They will ask you to fill out a form with your information and through an interview they can verify if you are the ideal person to have a pet.
That easy. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to give love and a home to these wonderful beings.
In the adoption places they are clear that prior to the process, they do an impeccable job with the furry ones, helping them in their rehabilitation and, in addition, they give you the dewormed and vaccinated pet.
One of the first vaccines that the pet should receive should be parvovirus before it is 45 days old.
If this is your case, that is, you are thinking of adopting a puppy, surely the adoption center will give it this first vaccine.
From now on you must take charge of knowing your pet’s vaccination plan so that it is always in perfect condition and away from viruses.
If you are going to adopt a dog, this would be the vaccination plan:
Before 45 days: vaccine against Parvovirus
At 9 weeks: protection against canine distemper, Adenovirus type 2, infectious hepatitis type C, Leptospirosis and second dose against Parvovirus.
12 weeks: Third dose against Parvovirus.
4 months: Rabies vaccine.
Every year: there is a vaccine that protects against 5 diseases and it is pertinent that you be careful to apply it annually, these are: Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis.
Every year: Rabies vaccine.
- Grooming, food and accessories
If you are already clear that you are dying of love for a pet and that you are willing to accept everything that we have told you so far, you will have to think about its grooming, its food and those accessories that will make it look beautiful.
Food is a fundamental aspect that you must take into account so that your pet is in complete balance, that it receives all the necessary nutrients for its healthy development, that it protects and keeps its coat shiny, that it contributes to the cleanliness of its teeth, among others.
There are hundreds of brands, but you can rely on the opinion of the veterinary professional who is in charge of your pet so that they can give you an honest opinion regarding the food you should give them.
There are some who believe that concentrates are not the best option and, on the contrary, they opt for natural products, proteins of animal origin (chicken, pork, beef), vegetables (carrots, zucchini) and cereals such as rice, prepared without salt.
As for grooming, the first thing is that you provide him with a comfortable, fluffy bed so that his rest is ideal. Later, and for the purpose of his bath, you can choose to take him to a special beauty salon for pets, where they will take care of everything. , but if you are one of those who enjoys the experience of grooming your pet , you can buy shampoos, special soaps, brushes, colognes and nail clippers so that it always looks beautiful.
Accessories give identity and originality to your pet, little tags to hang from their neck, toys with whistles, rubber balls , among others, can make your dog’s life an inexhaustible source of happiness.
- Be careful with allergies
We suggest that you look at this aspect carefully and before you can take any action regarding the issue of adoption.
Why? It is painful for you and the pet that once you are at home, in perfect synchrony, you or your children begin to show episodes of allergies and illnesses due to having a pet and you have to leave it.
Before something like this happens, we suggest you do the necessary tests so that you are completely sure that you can bring a pet home without anyone being affected.
Animals are sensitive beings with an infinite capacity to give love and perhaps they do not understand why you abandon them if everything was happiness and joy and we can understand that preserving your health and that of your family will come first, but it will be very painful for everyone, you we can assure it.