When children’s curiosity starts to activate and suddenly they ask for permission to keep a pet. Before making a decision, parents need to do research through books or look for information in the media about things that must be prepared to care for pets. So that when approaching and providing education to children it can be conveyed effectively. The following are things to consider when a child wants to have a pet:
Providing Education About Food Rules for Pets
Explain to children that not all animals can eat all the food they eat, so children do not carelessly give snacks or share food with pets. You can also provide directions on what food and nutrition to give your pet. Especially when giving wet food or dry food, it must be in accordance with the age and breed of the pet. You can also provide instructions on how to measure pet food.
Pay Attention to Pet Health
Explain to the children that veterinarians are important for animal health. Explain to your child how important it is to keep pets healthy. So it is very important to maintain the health of pets from an early age, so that they feel happy and their families feel it too.
Behavioral Restrictions when Caring for Pets
All animals have feelings like humans. So it is important to warn children not to disturb pets at certain times and to have more respect for them. There are some behavioral restrictions when caring for pets by not disturbing the pet while it is eating, as this may trigger the pet to bite. You can also let your pet sleep anywhere as long as it’s comfortable. Even if you impose behavioral limits on your pets, it will not lessen your affection for them. Treat animals like family by bringing pets to interact with their animal friends.