GUELPH, ON, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Christmas is fast approaching and along with it comes the tradition of giving and receiving presents. This is the time when most think: what am I going to get him or her for Christmas? Well, as cute and tempting as it is, giving a pet as a Christmas gift may not be the best idea!
Deciding to adopt a new pet should result from a well-considered decision:
Giving a pet as a present could be filled with moments of excitement and happiness for both the giver and receiver. However, both parties need to realize that this relationship involves a commitment that will last for years! So, before making this decision, ask yourself the following questions:
Adopting a pet always requires some preparation:
Unless you are prepared to consider all of the questions above, we strongly recommend you to opt for another gift! If you find yourself hesitating, it is most likely that this present is definitely not a good idea. Consult with your veterinary team if you are considering adopting a pet over the holidays or have any questions; they can help you with this important decision.
SOURCE Canadian Animal Health Institute
Image with caption: "Giving and receiving of all sorts of gifts is part of the Christmas tradition, however pets make terrible presents. Much thought, research and preparation need to be considered before making the decision to give a pet, large or small. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161205_C2950_PHOTO_EN_827476.jpg
For further information: Colleen McElwain, Canadian Animal Health Institute, 519-763-7777