101 Guide To Choosing Your New Fur-ever Friend

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101 Guide To Choosing Your New Fur-ever Friend

STORY: Janelle Yong
04 October 2022
PHOTO: UNSPLASH/CHEWY
PHOTO: UNSPLASH/CHEWY

Today (4 October) is World Animal Day, an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. How can you do your part? One easy way to start is by being a responsible pet owner to your furkids.

Of course, caring for pets can be a daunting and confusing task, especially for first-time pet paw-rents. If you're looking for a place to start, we've prepared a roundup of tips and tricks to help you provide the best care for your pets:


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PHOTO: UNSPLASH/LYDIA TORREY
PHOTO: UNSPLASH/LYDIA TORREY

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Start your young doggo’s life on the right paw, and you’ll start your pawrent journey on the right foot.


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Doggo
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Caring for community "pets"

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Unconventional pets

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PHOTO: 123RF

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Are you ready to let these domestic pet rodents capture your heart?

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What Are Land Isopods And Why Do They Make Cool Pets?

If you’ve had enough of dealing with invertebrates in real life, why not try keeping some fascinating and fuss-free ones as pets?

PHOTO: UNSPLASH/SALMEN BEJAOUI

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Equipping yourself for pet ownership

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TAGS: Pets , Furkids
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