Updated: Jul 1, 2020
It is always beautiful to have our pets around us. They give us all possible love and blow away our self-doubt in seconds with their love. We love to have them around us.
However, it is very rare when human beings think the same about their pets. Quite often, we do not realise that our pets also love to have us around them and it could be a difficult phase for them if we are not found standing intact by their sides.
The future scares us, it could be the same for our pets as well. There could be a time when unintentionally you would have to leave your pets. However, do not worry about it. You just need a bit of planning for the safe and secure future of your pets and leave the rest on your present.
Given below are three imperative long-term plans, which you can practice to make your pet’s life safe and secure:
Plan their Veterinary treatment expenses
Getting accessories, building a fence or a house, buying toys, and the other elements for our pets are just the expected expenses that we all know about. However, we often do not think about the other expenses like the need for vaccinations, flea treatments, the cost of neutering, and dental treatments.
There could be a time when your pet may get into some accident or an unexpected injury. That could turn out to be quite expensive for you. There are also some serious diseases like liver failure, digestive illnesses, and even cancer, which become really expensive at the time of their treatment. Such diseases last long and make the lives of our pets expensive.
The best way is to plan a savings account on the name of your pet, including all their expenses. These accounts will play a useful role during critical situations and act as a helping hand. Sometimes, situations get so difficult and worse that we are put in a condition to make a decision in a few minutes. So, these savings accounts will make it easier for you, and you would not have to take more stress.
Another good way is that you opt for insurance for your pet, which actually works the same as human life insurance. You only have to choose a certain policy and keep your pet safe with an annual or monthly fee.
Make Emergency Plans
Make your pet independent, that is, give your pets the power to look out for themselves. A great long-term decision is often investing time and patience on your pets and not just money. Pets are usually self-trained but teaching them a few human activities could make them strong enough to go a long way. For instance, teaching them how to respond in case of emergencies or when it is essential.
However, it is also understandable that you could fail to give a lot of time teaching them. Do not worry about that. There are professional trainers which could become a helping hand for your pets during such times. These training processes are both there for you both physically and virtually.
Hence, this could turn out to be an additional expense for you but we are sure that it would be completely worth it.
Plan their future without your presence
There is always the presence of grief in our homes when our pets are not around us. We cry immensely and spend an infinite amount of time thinking about the moments spent with them. However, our life does not stop because of that because we are strong enough to deal with such situations.
On the other hand, it could act as a turning point for your pets. Your absence in the future could affect them mentally on so many levels. And with that, loneliness as well.
Nevermind, we all are aware of the fact that problems exist with their solutions. There is a solution to this problem as well. You could talk to people who are close to you. And there are also some pet programs which could take care of your pets in an efficient way in your absence.
Such programs keep pets with them and take care of them. These are the legal ways, which need some details, like the trustee to enforce, the number of vaccinations per year, the living standard of your pet. It is an extra expense but also the safest way to take care of your pets when you are not around.
All these steps could be a bit difficult. However, nothing should come before the safety of your pets. Being a pet owner, you should take care of these responsibilities which will be a bit difficult but they help in making a pet’s life easier. Always remember, a small amount of time spent planning can make big differences in the long run.
Author John Woods
John is the founder of AllThingsDogs.com, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a graduate in Animal Behavior and Welfare, and a recognized author by the Dog Writers Association of America. He has come on board as an author for a number of blog posts promoting training tips, care, and activities we can do with our pets.
With thanks to Dr. Pete from https://www.wirefence.co.uk/animal-control/dog-fencing/ (building a fence or a house).
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