Pets are not toys or home decorations we can put away when we get bored. Unfortunately, many people treat them that way.
Pet ownership implies some duties. It's not all fun and games, and our pets require some care (of course, fun and games are part of that care - and an essential one).
Unfortunately, some people get pets without thinking of the responsibilities that come with taking in a new family member. Sadly, in many cases, they start neglecting their pets, and sometimes it can have tragic consequences.
What's also a common problem is that people don't know how to interpret animal body language. Our pets can't speak and can't complain when they are feeling anxious, afraid, or when they are in pain.
That's why it's important to read the signs. A Reddit user going by the name u/mrktx21 asked a question:" Veterinarians of Reddit: What is one thing you wish people would know/understand about their pet?"
The answers that came in are worrying, to say the least. They show that people are not really familiar with their pets' needs.
We have chosen 20 of the most interesting and informative answers. Take a look – you might learn something new.
We hope you’ve learned something from these answers. The most important thing is- trust your vets. They are not there to rob you; they want to see your pet get better.
Choose a pet according to your lifestyle. If you are a static person, don’t choose pets that need a lot of activity.
Also, whenever you can - adopt. It’s much more gratifying than shopping. Another very important thing - pet insurance is always a great choice.