The world over, people have been taking care of animals as a part of their own enrichment as a person. There’s something that’s deeply ingrained in us to watch after and be close to our animal friends. Even those who aren’t really into having pets feel that rush of joy when they see a cute furball on the street.
And to us pet owners, there are few things more important than them. They’re a part of the family and often complete the home. We miss them when they’re gone and are elated when we see them again.
Like most people, pets have their own set of care and comfort items. It can be anything, really. We’ve all seen our pet more enthralled with a sock than a fancy toy. But there are some items that are absolute essentials.
Here is a list of some items that you shouldn’t deny your pet.
If you’ve got a cat at home, there are very few items that are deemed essential. They’re amazingly uncomplicated animals and often tend to keep themselves most of the time. They offer and crave attention when they want and very much so exude their own specific character.
But a litter box is definitely an essential item you cannot deny your cat. You should also use the same litter, according to Petsumer.com, because they get used to the texture and even the smell of their own box. It’s a point of comfort during their more personal and nature-driven moments.
Keeping that at a constant makes sure that your cat will stay comfortable and happy throughout the day. And most importantly, you won’t find any “accidents” in places that you’d rather not find them. Cats are highly adaptable creatures. Once presented with a spot, know where they’re supposed to do their business.
Dogs love to go for walks. Dogs get completely ecstatic when you even mention anything that remotely sounds like a “walk.” Because of this, and because of most city laws and ordinances, you should never deny your dog his leash.
Lots of places and neighborhoods don’t allow for walks without a leash, and that makes sense. Even as a pet owner, you don’t want someone else’s dog to be completely free to run up to your dog. This is why the leash is an absolute necessity.
It’s also the primary training tool for control. Dogs have hierarchies. They look for someone to latch on to as the decision-making head. If not, they assume the role themselves. This is known as the pack leader role. And as the famous Cesar Milan says: “be the pack leader.”
It may seem a bit arbitrary, but having a bed for your pet is a must. Some people like to let their pets sleep in bed with them. This is not advisable. There must be a level of hierarchy established between you and your pet.
Having a bed for your dog or your cat gives them the comfort they need while letting them know that they have their own place. It’s where they can, and should, and will, rest. Denying that from them will give the impression that they can be anywhere in your space with impunity. This allowance can potentially undo training and reverse boundaries.
There is a level of control that is set with the bed, much like the leash. It’s both functional and made specifically for maximum comfort. But the subtext and the implication is that of keeping them in line as much as possible.
This short-list of items will ensure that your pet is happy, comfortable, and well adjusted. They’re essentials that, when consistent in a home setting, make for easy cleanup, training options, and exercise. Our pets will always be a part of our home. They’re a part of the family. And with the above products, we can ensure they get the most out of those years with all the fun and leisure a pet can have.