Advice Perfetta: Getting a Pet

Question: My question is simple; I love cats and dogs, but have never had one of my own. Should I get a pet?!

Dear Reader,

Umm...yes! 

Ha, if only the answer were that simple. 

Pets offer an incredible joy that everyone should experience in their life. Whether it’s to provide you with company and a new BFF, a family pet, a service animal, as practice for or in lieu of children, or whatever other reason, pets are fantastic! 

However, there are two reasons why the answer to your question isn’t so simple.

Firstly, having a pet can be expensive! You have to pay for their food, any medical necessities, toys, and other supplies which vary in cost depending on what type of animal you get. It’s super important that you’re financially prepared to take care of your new best friend.

Secondly, pet ownership is a serious time commitment and responsibility. Sure, dogs are more demanding because they need to be walked, but even a low maintenance pet like a hamster needs a daily food refill and some daily attention.

When you are financially prepared and know you’ll have the time for a pet, then go for it! The endless joys of having a furry companion are well worth it.

Hope that helps! Til next time…

-Advice Perfetta