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responsible pet careFebruary is Responsible Pet Care Month.  While we take this month to reflect on responsible pet care, we must remember that being a responsible pet owner is a full-time commitment.  And while America’s Family Pet Expo is committed to promoting responsible pet care at our Expo April 25-27 as well as year-round through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages, we thought we would highlight some things to keep in mind as we celebrate this month.

Owning a pet is a commitment.  Before becoming a pet owner, you must be ready to commit time and money to this animal life.  You must carefully weigh pet options and see what works best for your lifestyle, living situation, and finances.  A pet is a living being and must be exercised, fed, socialized, trained, and loved.  It’s not a decision to be lightly.  But it definitely has its rewards!

Once you decide and get a pet, remember the following:

What other components do you find important to being a responsible pet owner?  Please share with us on our Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ page!