Life with a puppy is great, always filled with adventure or at least you running around like a crazy person, and certainly has its ups and downs, and yet we still wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Why then would we not consider getting a friend for them, is two trickier than one (says the single parent), and while the companionship is lovely the workload doesn’t get any lighter.
This, however, should not deter you from looking into it as a highly possible consideration, like the old saying goes, the more the merrier, am I right?
Are two heads better than one?
Sure if you have a dog at home already we always consider getting another one, perhaps one for each kid to hold on the leash on your daily park walks, or to buy matching food bowls or bow ties, either way, if you have thought about it then why not.
Life as we know it is short, there are constantly bad things happening in the world and bad things happening to good people, so living in the moment, taking each day for the blessing it is should run down the family tree and up to and including your four-legged family member.
You know that when you have been out on the town with friends that it is always fun in a group and companionship is good for your health both mentally and physically, so let your dog have his moment, and friend.
If you have a well-deserved tea break (we all work too hard) while deciding whether or not to take the leap of faith and adopt or purchase another canine read an interesting article here https://www.thesprucepets.com/two-dogs-are-better-than-one-4174508 and hear about not only the pros and cons of each side of the debate but reasons why it may or may not be suitable for you. It never hurt to know both sides of the conversation and to conclude from there.
The plus side of another furball.
Asking kids whether they would like another dog seems meaningless because before the words are out of your mouth you can hear them screaming with joy and jumping up and down, but it is still nice to see the facts laid out on the table for us to look over rather than relying on the pleas of the children.
Those puppy-dog eyes were created by kids am I right? It is almost impossible to not be hypnotized by them and even worse get sucked into whatever commitment they are hounding you for, and it is no surprise why we see dogs sleeping on couches and beds like they own the place. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of owning another furry family member.
- Fun. Inevitably homes with young kids and pets are always going to be chaotically mixed in with a heap of fun, and more dogs significantly increase these odds. But the memories made are priceless and will be talked about for years to come. Children will have fond reminiscences of rolling on the grass with their pet for hours at a time and being scolded for grass-stained ensembles that are never the same again.
- Companionship. Some dog breeds do better when they have people around, they enjoy the company, and their true personalities shine, the same with people, some are just born social butterflies while others prefer to be the wallflowers.
Some owners would beg to differ, and each to their own as my granny liked to say, but before you make any rash decisions based on one opinion from an unhappy neighbor, check out this link and see what it actually means and entails.
- This element works both for your other pet as well as the siblings in the house, growing up with a pet offers a different life experience and adds to the building blocks that mold them into the great human beings they were destined to be.
More mouths to feed.
So the next puppy made it into the family much to the delight of the children and so making sure they are well fed and exercised is key to keeping their energy levels at a maintainable and suitable level. Puppies have a lot of excitement to burn off and they will do this naturally as they run from place to place until they realize they can walk, but their muscles and bodies need fuel.
Products made from ingredients sourced from nature are a great starting point and the holistapet dogs nutrient guide could be the answer you have been needing when looking for a more personalized meal plan for your two energetic terriers. There may not be a stop button for two young pups but you will have peace of mind in knowing that their growing bodies can handle it and manage the food fuel sources accordingly.
Who said it couldn’t be done? The time is now, besides, love has no boundaries or limits, you just have one more furry face to adore.