When it comes to playing with pets in the home, there are a few essential things to keep in mind. To begin with, never disturb a pet when it is eating or drinking. It is also important not to pull a pet's tail or ears, or disturb them when they are sleeping. To learn basic first aid for pets, you can use apps like Pet First Aid from the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross also offers online courses on first aid for dogs and cats and provides an overview of CPR measures. When bringing home a new pet, it is essential to talk to the previous owner, shelter, or breeder to see if the animal feels comfortable and behaves well with children (especially if the pet is older). If you have a young pet, such as a puppy or kitten, check the pet's collar at least once a week until the pet reaches adulthood. In the event that your pet escapes from your home or is stolen, put the contact details on the tag on your pet's leash. It is also important to be aware of how your reactions can affect your pet. Reactions such as yelling or becoming angry can create a bad environment for the pet and, since the pet cannot understand, they can create a cycle of tension that will inevitably cause the animal to defend itself.
Technology can be your friend in many ways, especially if you work outside the home and want to keep an eye on your pet while you're away. Finally, it is important to remember that bringing a pet to a home where it feels uncomfortable will only increase your stress and will likely cause you to hurt someone or yourself. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that both you and your pet have a safe and enjoyable experience in your home.