A full-time pet owner

A quick walk before work, then again in your lunch break, plenty of playing and running around after clocking off. For working pet owners, it’s often not at all easy to accommodate pets’ wishes. The animal experts from Maxi Zoo explain how to achieve a work-pet balance.

Many adults dream of a having a pet to play with in their free time. But most of them work, and full-time at that. You and your pet’s limits will soon be reached if you insist on having a dog. Have a long, hard think about whether you are up to providing the kind of care your desired animal requires and if it is suited to being alone for longer periods of time at all.

Dogs don’t like to be separated from their owners, certainly not for several hours. Even if a dog doesn’t howl or chew shoes to pieces during their owner’s eight-hour absence, they still suffer. Canines need exercise and have something to do for at least an hour over the course of the day. If you want a dog, you need be able to offer them an alternative. A relative or neighbour looks after them in your absence call a dog sitter or take them to doggy day care. The ideal solution is if you can take your dog with you to the office or if you work from home and only ever leave for short periods of time.

Whatever you decide, act responsibly. Once you have bought them, a pet is a companion for many years of your life!
Call into your local store today to discuss your dog’s personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts.