Achieve a Work-Pet Balance!

Pet experts from Maxi Zoo stress that we should think long and hard about the type of companion we choose, with a spokesperson advising “once you have bought a pet they will be come a member of your family for many years.  Think about the kind of care your desired animal requires, if it is suited to being alone for longer periods of time and be willing to consider an alternative pet that might be better suited to your lifestyle.”  Maxi Zoo has provided some basic information about the type of companionship different animals need.

Dogs don’t like to be separated from their owners, especially for several hours.  Even if a dog doesn’t howl or chew shoes to pieces during their owner’s absence, he or she can still suffer.  Canines need exercise and to have something active to do for at least an hour over the course of the day.  If you want a dog but work long hours, you need to be able to offer your pet an alternative.  For example, a relative or neighbour could look after them in your absence or you could hire a dog sitter or doggy day care to play with your pet.  The ideal solution would be to have your dog accompany you to your office if it’s allowed or alternatively to work from home and only leave for short periods of time.

Cats, on the other hand, are fine with being alone but prefer to have a feline friend if they have to do without the company of their owner all day. Outdoor cats have the advantage of being able to amuse themselves outside. Cat owners should set aside time in the evening for cuddling and playing – despite their independent ways, cats still love attention.

Call into your local store today to discuss your cats’s personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts.