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1Describe Obligations and Benefits of Small Animal Ownership Small Animal ManagementTaken From:
2What is involved in owning a pet Brainstorm all the obligations that come with owning one of the followingDogCatFishBirdRodentReptileHow long is your list?!
3Today we will….List the six obligations of pet ownership according to the AVMADefine AVMA.Describe three benefits of pet ownership.
4Responsible Pet Ownership According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), owning a pet is privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities
5According to the AVMA…There are 6 areas to consider when deciding on pet ownershipCommitInvestObeyIdentifyLimitPrepareRefer to the brainstorm list you created. How many of the items you listed fall under one of these 6 areas?
6Commit Avoid impulsive decisions when selecting a pet. Select a pet that's suited to your home and lifestyle.Keep only the type and number of pets for which you can provide appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.Commit to the relationship for the life of your pet(s).Provide appropriate exercise and mental stimulation.Properly socialize and train your pet.
7InvestRecognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money.Make sure your pet receives preventive health care (vaccinations, parasite control, etc.), as well as care for any illnesses or injuries.Budget for potential emergencies
8Obey Clean up after your pet. Obey all local ordinances, including licensing, leash requirements and noise control.Don't allow your pet to stray or become feral.
9Identify Make sure your pet is properly identified tags, microchips, ortattoosKeep its registration up-to-date.
10LimitDon't contribute to our nation's pet overpopulation problem: limit your pet's reproduction throughspay/neuter,containment ormanaged breeding.
11PreparePrepare for an emergency or disaster, including assembling an evacuation kit.Make alternate arrangements if you can no longer provide care for your pet.Recognize any decline in your pet's quality of life and make timely decisions in consultation with a veterinarian.
12Obligations of Small animal Ownership--Activity Break into 6 different groupsEach group will develop a scenario aimed at one of the 6 categories of responsible pet ownershipEach group will present their scenario to the class.The class will try to determine which category is being demonstrated
13Benefits of Small Animal Ownership--Activity Using the internet, Google, “benefits of pet ownership”Report your findings to the class
14EvaluationList the six obligations of pet ownership according to the AVMADefine AVMA.Describe three benefits of pet ownership.
15SummarySmall animal ownership has many benefits and obligations. It is important to weigh these before becoming a small animal owner.
16ReferencesResponsible Pet Ownership: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/resp onsible-pet-ownership.aspx5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health: pressure/features/health-benefits-of-petsThe Therapeutic Benefits of Pets:Potential Benefits of Pet Ownership in Health Promotion:Five Steps to Choosing the Right Pet:
17Texas College and Career Readiness Standards English/Language Arts III. B. 1, b;English/Language Arts III. B. 3, a, b;English/Language Arts V. B. 1, b, 2 b.