• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Address:
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    Address:
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Address:
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Address:
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm
  • Singapore Pet Cremation
    Singapore Pet Cremation
    Tel: 9665 1038
    Website:
    www.singaporepetcremation.com
    Opening Hours:
    24 hours

4 Factors To Consider Before Becoming A Pet Owner

4 Factors To Consider Before Becoming A Pet Owner


4 Factors To Consider Before Becoming A Pet Owner

As of 2016, the total number of pets in Singapore is estimated to be 824,600. Cute and cuddly, the increase in demand for pets is unsurprising. While some working professionals see pets as great companionship, families are looking to pets as playmates for their children.

Having a pet is fun, but it also requires hard work and a lifetime commitment. Before you start scouring pet shops for a furry companion, below are some factors to consider.

Commitment

Owning a pet calls for careful thought. Besides allocating time for your furkid, other everyday responsibilities such as feeding, grooming and vet visits should also be taken account of. If you are unsure about getting a pet, we recommend pet-sitting for a friend, to gain some first-hand insights to pet ownership before making the decision.

Lifestyle suitability

Is your accommodation adequately spacious? Are you often away for work?

A larger breed of dog will inevitably require a larger space to roam around in, while dogs and cats, as compared to rabbits and chinchillas, will require more attention.

Do also bear in mind that cats are prohibited in HDB apartments – you wouldn’t want to go about breaking the law now, would you?

Allergy concerns

Are you allergic to certain pets?

Cat allergies are quite common and no matter how much you adore them, it would be wise to stay away. If you have asthma or other breathing complications, it is advisable to avoid getting large dogs.

Cost

Besides the actual cost of your pet, one will have to factor in other costs such as food, grooming sessions and visits to the vet. Remember, the larger your dog, the more it consumes. Therefore, it will be wise to weigh your finances before getting a pet.

Pets are excellent companions, but choosing the right pet calls for more than just looking through pet shops directories . So do consider the factors above before making your decision to become a pet owner!

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clubpets Issue 70 | Longest Running Pet Magazine In Singapore
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