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Pet Control

A large number of people die each year because they are attacked by pet animals of other people and it is a fact that a majority of these people are children below 12 years of age. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the pet owners to take care of all measures of pet control so that their pets do not become a hazard for the surrounding people. Usually animals attack because of fear, for protecting their territory or for establishing dominance over other people and it is the pet owner’s duty to provide them proper socialisation, humane training, supervision, sterilisation and a safe confinement so that they do not attack any person stepping in their home. Other steps also include proper neutering and spaying of the animal so that it does not become a cause of disease for any human. Responsible pet ownership is the perfect key for pet attack prevention.

It is a fact that although the attack is made by the animal, the sole responsibility for the pet’s actions lie upon the owner and not on the animal. According to law, the pet owners are responsible for the victim’s suffering and pain caused due to their pet’s attack and they are liable to pay for his or her medical expenses.

If you are a pet owner and want your pet to be a safe member of the society, then you must follow some of the following steps of pet control:

  • Neutering or spaying the animal is one of the most important steps involved in keeping a pet. It has been proved that neutered or spayed animals are safer and less likely to attack or bite other animals or people.
  • You should socialise your pet as much as possible and introduce it to different kinds of situations and people so that it does not get frightened or nervous under different social circumstances, during which it is more likely to attack.
  • It is your responsibility to teach your pet appropriate behaviour and never play aggressive games with it such as wrestling, siccing or tug-of-war.
  • Never ignore any kind of aggressive behaviour of your pet and immediately contact a veterinarian, animal behaviourist or a pet trainer.
  • Be responsible towards your pet and license it as per the law. Provide regular vaccinations and veterinary care to the pet and never let it roam around freely on its own.
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