12 books to help new pet owners transition to pet parenthood
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- If you're considering adopting a pet or have just become a first-time pet owner, you must have a million questions about the little creature looking back at you.
- Helpful guides, tips, and tricks compiled by experts can help you and your dog, cat, rabbit, horse, or reptile transition to life together.
- You can learn what their behavior means, how to create a comfortable environment for them, and how to happily co-exist together with these informative books.
Bringing home a new pet can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time - a total whirlwind. It's even more foreign if you're a first-time pet owner. You're probably thinking: What will their personality be like? Will they like the bed I bought them? Did I buy enough toys? Did I choose the right brand of pet food? The list of questions and worrying never ends.Still, you make it work. I remember when my family and I brought home my childhood dog, Max, we were totally unprepared. We didn't have a leash, food bowls, bed - nothing. It was my job to watch him while my parents ran to the store to buy necessities. In that short time, Max managed to make a mess on the floor that I had to clean up. I couldn't leave him alone, he could have stepped in it, but the paper towels were so far away. What did I do? I scooped up my new puppy and plopped him down in the bathtub while I cleaned up his mess. Improvisation at its finest.
Thankfully, experts and those who've come before us have compiled books upon books to help new pet owners and their new pet transition to life together. Although these books probably don't suggest you place your new puppy in a bathtub, they'll prepare you for unforeseeable accidents like the one I encountered with Max. Whether you're looking to train your new pet, understand your rescue, or help them feel comfortable in a new space, these books can help ease the transition to pet parenthood.
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