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Helping a child learn about pet care responsibilities

You share your life with a wonderful pet and a wonderful child. Your child is just getting to the age where she can help with some pet care responsibilities. How can you teach her about them?

Keep in mind that your child will need ongoing guidance when interacting with and caring for a pet, and be sure to have realistic expectations when it comes to teaching her new skills. Your little fur ball needs your child to understand that he is a living thing, so you will have to explain this in a way she will be able to understand. Explain why the care tasks you are sharing with her are important and help her begin to take on new responsibilities as she is ready to do so. Role playing may be helpful and lots of reminders will likely be necessary. For more formation, please contact your local pet clinic New Tulsa OK.

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