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Have fun with your pets
03 Oct 2005

Do you have pets at your place?

Well I bet they look forward to the school holidays as much as you do!

Well, many of them anyway. I expect fish don’t get terribly excited or creatures like tadpoles, hermit crabs and lizards, but dogs and horses certainly do!

Having a dog or a horse is really great because you always have something to do - taking care of them, playing with them, going off for walks or rides. During school terms, especially near the end when you are madly trying to finish off projects and assignments, you may not have had too much spare time to spend with your animals.

But in the holidays you can have fun together.

  • Take the time to check up on how clean and healthy your pet is.
  • Clean up your pets sleeping area and wash any of his or her stuff, like blankets, bedding or winter coats.
  • Give your pet a really good wash too. Use a proper pet shampoo.
  • Check  if you need to get worming tablets, flea powders or injections done.

Once you know that your pet is healthy, clean and up-to-date at the vets, then it's time to have fun together. But take care. Our topic on Pets, keeping yourself safe can give you some tips.