Pet Care

Home Up Colors and Feelings

Remember when Mom said, "Do you know how much work it is to take care of a dog?"  Here's a list to help you remember that owning an animal is a big responsibility.  Some animals are easier to take care of than others, but they all take work. Next to each chore, mark how often it needs to be done.  Scratch through the chores you never do and ignore those.  This gives you an idea of the time commitment for your pets.  If you really want to be organized, transfer these commitments to a place on your planner or To-Do List.

Taking Care of a Pet

CHORES TO BE DONE

Daily Twice Weekly Weekly Twice Monthly Monthly Twice Yearly 3 Times Yearly Yearly
 Bathe pet                

 Brush and comb

               

Clean house or cage

               

Exercise, take for a walk

               
Feed, fresh water                

Flea collar, change

               

 Groomed by professional

               

License renewed

               
Litter box changed / scooped                

Medication 

               
Nails clipped                

Teeth brushed

               

 Toys replaced or cleaned

               

 Vaccinations and boosters

               
Veterinarian exam                
Don't forget playtime with your pet                
 Extras:                
FISH:                  
Check water temperature                

Change filters

               
Add chemicals (waste eliminator, water neutralizers)                

Check air pump tubes

               
Clean fish tank                

Clean accessories (plants and ornaments)

               
Change water                
                 
 

Take these items on a trip with your pet 

 

   Bed / Bedding / Blanket

 
   Bottle with water for refilling water bowl  
   Bowl for water  
   Brush  
   Carrying case / Kennel  
   Dishes  
   Food / Treats  
   Leash  
   Pooper scooper  
   Sedative  
   Toys / Catnip  
   Veterinarian records