• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
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    Tel: 6243 3282
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
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    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
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    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
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    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
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    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
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    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
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    Tel: 9665 1038
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A Guide to Being A Single Pawrent

A Guide to Being A Single Pawrent

A Guide to Being A Single Pawrent

Being a pet owner is no easy feat. In between the daily walks and grooming sessions, one has to dedicate the time for play times and veterinary visits. So how exactly does one juggle the responsibilities of a pet owner and a career – all without the help of a partner? From choosing the dog breed to time allocation, here are five aspects to consider before embarking on the path as a single pawrent.

Choosing the Dog Breed A Guide to Being A Single PawrentSource: vetstreet

As someone who might not be home so often, it’s crucial that you select a pet that is less demanding when it comes to attention. Certain breeds cannot be left alone for long periods of time and may be more prone to separation anxiety. If you’re leaning towards a pup, choose breeds such as Boston Terriers or Pugs. Do note that even so these pups can be left alone for periods of time, it does not mean that they should be.

Time Allocation A Guide to Being A Single Pawrent

As mentioned, pets are a lifetime responsibility. Though they may be furballs of joy and love, they require a significant amount of your time and care. While we’re not saying that it is impossible to hang out with your buddies after work, impromptu trips may be more challenging, especially if you have to pre-arrange for a pet-sitter.

Giving Extra Attention A Guide to Being A Single Pawrent

Much like a child, your pet will require extra attention. This is especially important as your furkid is unable to voice its discomfort and will have to rely on your to pick up on abnormal behaviours. With work and day-to-day responsibilities, this may be something that is easy to miss – so do keep a special look out for your pet whenever you can.

Factoring In Additional Costs

Especially for single pawrents, you may need to be prepared to spend a little more than the usual pet owners. For instance, if you are unable to allocate someone to be your emergency contact, you will most likely have to hire a pet-sitter, a dog walker or even consider sending it for pet boarding.

Pet Emergency Contact

It’s best to always have someone to count on to help you take care of your pet, especially if it’s just your pet and you at home. For example, if you’re working late or have to take an emergency trip, there should be someone you can count on to help you look after your fur-kid.

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