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Have you ever wondered what type of pet is perfect for your family? If so, carry on reading and find out about your options for a pet, and what goes into taking care of them. 


Digs can be wonderfully loyal and loving, and it’s no surprise that they are one of the most popular pets. However, before bringing a dog into your family it’s a good idea to consider whether you have the time and the funds to properly take care of them.

In particular, dogs need to be walked several times a day, every day, and that means if you already have a particularly busy life, you just may not have time for a dog. They’ll also need food, and proper veterinary care as well, and so can be an expensive investment. Although most owners have no doubt when they say they are well worth it! 

White Horse Inside Stable
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While horses can make tempting pets, especially for those who enjoy riding, they do require a great deal of care and special equipment. For instance, a horse will not only need daily exercise, but their stable will need to be mucked out, and they will need fresh food and hay. You’ll need to invest in some well-made horse rugs to keep your steed warm in the winter, especially if you let them out in the field during the colder weather. Then then are the grooming supplies you’ll need including brushes, and hoof picks. 

You’ll also need a great deal of room in which to keep your horse. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay to stabilise it elsewhere. 


These days snakes are trendy pets with a lot of people. Of course, to take care of them properly you will need to ensure you have all the right equipment. This usually means a tank that is big enough so they can live comfortably, and in some cases, you will need a heat lamp too. 

One of the great things about snakes is that many of them don’t require a great deal of feeding. Indeed, some can survive a month or more on a single feed. Although, it’s best if you’re not squeamish as snake food tends to be things like mice and frogs! Before you bring your snake home you’ll need to make sure you know what type of feeding schedule it needs to be on, as well as how much water to provide for drinking and soaking. 


Many people think that fish are the easiest pets to take care of. Now, this may be true when it comes to goldfish as all they need is a clean, spacious tank, and regular fish food. However, there are other fish out there that need much more care. Tropical fish for example may need water that is at a specific pH usually around 6.8 to 7.8. You can’t use tap water to fill the tank either as chlorine is toxic to them. Depending on the fish you keep you may need to introduce special food and even some salt into your freshwater aquarium. Additionally many tropical fish require a heated aquarium in which to thrive.  

Heather Brummett

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