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9 Common Mistakes Pet Owners Make and How to Fix Them, According to Vets

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Many people have pets and they love them to the Moon and back, but when we think that our actions are meant to improve their lives, it seems that more we can affect their condition, especially when we do not consider the advice of the veterinarians.

Having a pet involves some maintenance costs and a huge responsibility, so, if you think that you won’t be able to be there for them as often as possible and to satisfy their needs, then do not adopt one! Believe it or not, we have to mention the fact that statistics show a very large percentage of animals abandoned by their owners because they do not have enough resources to keep them.

Besides this fact, there are people who think that taking care of pets means feeding them often and taking them out for a walk, but this is not enough, because they also need special treatments and veterinary consultations, even the food should be specially prepared for them. 

However, we tend to treat our beloved animals like they are our kids, and in fact, this is not wrong, but sometimes our actions could be inappropriate or even fatal if we do not pay attention more than we actually do. For instance, if you think that your cat is sick and you give it the medication that is not recommended by a vet you could kill your animal. Also, if you think that it is cute to let your dog meet new friends in the park it might not be a good idea. 

Generally speaking, the truth is that we do not know what is good for animals, because it is impossible to be all-knowing, but we have to do some research before interacting with different creatures. For example, there are people who do not know that it is not a good idea to feed the monkeys with bananas because they contain a lot of sugar and they could even die.

So, even though we like to do some things that are really sweet and well-intentioned too, we have to know that they could be wrong and the best solution is to document yourself before going to the zoo or to consider the advice of veterinarians when you decide to adopt a pet. 

Here is a list of the most common mistakes pet owners make, according to veterinarians. Enjoy!

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