Man has been taming cats and dogs since time immemorial. As you might know, all dogs evolved from wolves. In the very beginning, there was a conflict between the two. The wolves wanted food, and the packs would attack tribes and nomads. The men would do the same in return, killing their packs in large numbers. With the passage of time and due to the concept of evolution, the wolves realised that man would feed them if they remained loyal and acted kindly towards them. A sort of cross-species bond was formed between the two. Over the hundreds of thousands of years that followed, crossbreeding resulted in numerous different dog breeds. Some dogs are fiercely loyal, whereas others are more social.
However, cats are quite different. Even though the animal has been domesticated over countless centuries (the earliest texts date as far back as Ancient Egypt), cats are not as loyal to their owners as dogs. They generally have a mind of their own. But, that doesn’t mean that cats aren’t loving creatures. In fact, it’s very difficult to refuse a small kitten, particularly when it looks up to you in search of food. It’s not difficult to bring a stray cat or a dog some food. The real test begins when you bring the little animal home. Taking care of a cat or a dog is not as easy as you might think. If you have bought a puppy or a kitten, they will require constant attention. If you don’t give your animal the attention they deserve, you will never be able to form a bond with it. As soon as you bring the pet home, it might be a wise idea to head out to the pet shop and buy the following supplies.
Cats and dogs, especially in their early days, require a specific amount of nutrition. When you visit the pet supply shop, you should ask them about the most nutritious food based on how old your pet is. The shopkeeper will give you numerous suggestions and help you purchase delicious treats and essential food items for your pet. You will need treats for training the pet and for rewarding good behaviour.
It’s obvious that you won’t be able to give all of your time and attention to the pet. Animals, especially dogs and cats, tend to get bored with things very easily. If your pet is still quite small and you can’t let them out in the garden or backyard just yet, it might be a wise idea to purchase a playpen. It’s basically a miniature playground where your animal can climb, roll around, tug on toys, and solve some simple puzzles. It’s a great way to keep your pet energised and to give them the exercise that they require.
If you have adopted a stray animal, you will have to get it vaccinated. There are certain pet supply stores that can administer such vaccines. If you can’t get what you need at the store, you should take the pet to the local veterinarian.
Bringing an animal into your home essentially means that you are adding another member to your family. Give them the care and love they deserve by following the helpful tips in this article.