Having many pets? This is how you live with it

Having many pets? This is how you live with it

A family with a lot of furry members is really a heavenly abode with lots of enjoyment every day. However with it comes - greater responsibilities as the pet family requires lot of care and efforts to keep them all fit and fine maintaining their overall wellbeing. Whether you have to take care of two kitties or a pack of four dogs or a whole farm you need to take care of each vital thing ranging from food preventive medications and litter boxes to beds and toys.

Here are a few tips that fully aid you in organizing your day to day activities for taking care of multiple pets. Following the tips you can definitely have time for yourself along with having a quality playtime with your furry pal.

Organize for many beds

Having multiple pets in your home means a special place to provide all for a nap. Get beds for each and every pet in your home. Multiple bed will discourage pets from laying or bouncing on sofas.

Keep an eye on the furniture

It is crucial to cover your furniture. Tiny dog or cat hairs are more likely to get easily stick to the furniture. Cover them with fleece blankets and throws on tables chairs and couches to keep pet hair to minimum. Additionally when it comes to your car it s good to cover the seat in order to keep that mud away in case your dog must have brought it from the dog park.

Keeping food

Different pets mean different requirements of various kinds of foods. To easily recognize the food it is better to label the plastic bins for different food types. Ensure to store them in a pantry or in a kitchen counter shelf. Keep it away from damp place and check that it is not accessible to your furry pal or either to your children. Ensure that you keep the feeding place well organized and mess free. To avoid fights among your pets maintain a feeding schedule.

Feeding locations for each pet

You are wrong if you are thinking that there is no need for separate feeding locations for your multiple pets. It is to avoid food hostility as dogs and cats are quite territorial so try to feed pets in different rooms. Some pets may go along well but if it seems there is some tension then it is better feed them at separate places. This helps to avoid unwanted accidents.

Documentation of pet records

Don t mess your pets medical records. Organize different pets health records including vet visits adoption papers vaccination cards microchip registration licenses and pet insurance policies in different folders for various pets. It would be quite helpful in case of any emergency.

Separate boxes for each cat

Cats are inclined too much towards cleanliness. They are too picky about clean litter boxes. Provide each of your cat a separate litter box which they are sure to appreciate. If you want them all to use litter box then it is better to provide them each a separate one.

First aid kits

Always have your pet s first aid kit in handy. With so many pets in the house there can be accidents at some times. Providing them first aid will largely cut on the vet bills. The important things that your pet s first aid box should include are Gauze of various sizes; scissors; first-aid tape; wound disinfectant; antibiotic ointment; eye wash solution; hydrogen peroxide; cotton balls or swabs; cortisone spray or cream; thermometer.

Medical prophylaxis

A home with multiple pets mean that there is a huge probability of spreading disease due to fleas ticks or worms from one animal to another. Missing treatment of flea and tick infestation or heartworm preventive for a few of them is of no use as gradually they too will be infected by the infected animals and the cycle of recurring infestation will continue. Treating all the pets in the household will deploy the occurrence of parasitic infestations.

Multiple pets mean taking various responsibilities and providing the best care. Always keep a stock of essential medications including preventive treatments along with proper food and nutritional supplements. This ensures a great health and happiness for your big family of humans and four-legged companions.


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