Pets are the valuable part of many family settings, providing companianship and entertainment. Pets can be a lot of fun if your family is ready for the responsibilities that come with them. They can help teach children values and social skills. Most relationships between people and pets are positive. Caring for pets can give you mental and physical health.
There are some important health and safety considerations to remember when bringing a pet into your home. Both your children and pet will be happier and healthier if they know and understand the rules. It’s important to take the time to prepare and understand the realities of having a pet.
Here we shall see some tips to maintain your kids health while having pets around them,
Choosing the right pet for your family
Your child’s safety is the first priority, whatever pet you like to bring in. Another important thing is the space you have in your home to bring in a space. The space you own makes the choice for a pet. Your family’s lifestyle also plays a very important role in deciding what kind of pets you can bring in with the kids around. Reptiles are not recommended for family having kids in the age below 5 years. Certain breeds of dogs are different in their behavior , they need to be supervised regularly and proper in their training. So that kind of dogs are difficult to maintain while having toddlers in your home.
Hair in the Air
When you are growing dogs or cats the main risk towards the safety of the children are the hair they shed. While there are no breeds that don’t shed at all, some — like Labradoodles, Bichon Frises, and Schnauzers — shed very little. Others shed considerably more. “Double-coated” breeds of dog, such as Akitas and Siberian Huskies, shed their soft undercoats twice a year, in a process that can leave furballs the size of tumbleweeds on your floor. Brushing your pet regularly will reduce the hair they shed daily in your home. So make it a practice of brushing twice a week regularly.
Regular Health Check ups for Pets
While buying pets make sure to consult a vet, check with the health conditions of the pet. Even after having them in your home, maintain a record of regular health check ups. Consider the final adult size of your pet when deciding which kind to adopt. Don’t forget that they grow and might get bigger than you are prepared to handle.Make sure your pet sees the vet every year and has all vaccinations. Have your dog or cat spayed or neutered. Get veterinary care when your pet is sick. Watch for any contact your pet has with other animals that might carry disease.
Teach your Kids to Treat pets
Teach your children to treat animals gently and with respect. Never leave a young child alone with an animal. Accidents can happen when children tease pets or touch them in a way that makes them uncomfortable. Involve your child in the care of your pet. This helps children learn a sense of responsibility. Make sure your pet has quiet and comfortable place to go. Don’t allow your pets to sleep with children. Do not allow your pet to roam alone in a baby’s room. Don’t allow your pet to lick your child’s face or any cuts or scratches.