Pet Day Care Tips on First Pets for Children
Many people ask our pet day care handlers, what would be a good first pet for a child. Very young children do not always respect the safety of a pet, and could unwittingly harm their pet. Sometimes having a pet already in the house, such as a cat or dog, before a child comes, or getting a pet when a child is an infant is a better way to introduce pets, than waiting until a child is older.
You should also consider pets do have a shorter life span than people, often much shorter. Which means you are introducing your child to dealing with the concept of death, maybe sooner than is necessary. Many children’s first experience with the concept of death is through the death of a first pet; which means you need to choose a pet that has a long life span, so you child is better prepared to deal with the situation when it arises.