Adopting A Pet with Your Significant Other: Is it Really A Good Idea?

couple with dog

Whether you’re dating, engaged, or married, adopting a pet with a significant other is a huge relationship milestone. Pets bring fun, laughter, and adventure into the home, and taking care of one together can be an incredible bonding experience.

Of course, becoming “pet parents” is a big responsibility, and one that can shift the dynamics of a relationship. Before you bring a four-legged family member into your partnership, here’s some important considerations to keep in mind.

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Caring For a Blind Pet May Be One of Life’s Greatest Gifts

blind dog

When faced with caring for a blind pet, many myths are likely to surface. Things like “The pet will be harder to provide for” or “they won’t have a high quality of life.” Other thoughts such as, “will it be harder to prevent vision-related injuries” or the inability to play or exercise might also come up.

The truth is, blind pets are just like other animals who have their sight. They are equally deserving of love (perhaps even more so), absolutely up for any kind of fun, and show grit in the face of this potential challenge.

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What’s Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint?

owner holding dog's paw

Have you ever wondered what your pet’s carbon footprint is? 

Given that every pet and pet owner are different, the exact number, such as it were, is difficult to calculate; but it probably comes as no surprise that pet ownership isn’t exactly good for the planet. The production and transportation of pet food, toys, supplies, and all of the materials that go into medical procedures use up resources, create waste, and generally put a burden on the planet. 

So, what’s eco-conscientious pet owner to do? 

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