Breeders of rare and exotic pets are often lifelong enthusiasts and virtual experts on the animals they attempt to breed. With so many lovely animals awaiting homes in crowded shelters, the breeding of dogs and cats for monetary gain is certainly discouraged, but pets like snakes, lizards, and insects can be very successfully and humanely bred in captivity.
Choosing to breed your rare pet is a decision you should not come to without a considerable amount of deliberation. Examine your motives for breeding and ask yourself if they honor the pets first and foremost.
Carefully research the best and worse case scenarios for breeding your rare pet. There are countless online forums where you can commiserate with other rare pet owners and glean valuable information about breeding.
Consult with your rare pet’s veterinarian and discuss the risks and rewards of breeding. In some cases, they may even be able to refer you to a specialist to assist you in your breeding campaign.
There are many who assert that the breeding of rare cat and dog breeds is necessary to the furtherment of the species, and others still who adamantly argue that such breeding shouldn’t even be legal. Regardless where you stand on the issue of rare pet breeding make sure your decisions are informed and deliberate, and always consult with your trusted veterinarian before making any big decisions.
Letting the team at Gresham Animal Hospital care for your pets is one of the best things you can do for their health. Our team is skilled, professional, and willing to work with your pet’s specific needs to ensure a quality experience is had by both pets and pet parents alike. Click here for more pet care tips and tricks from Gresham Animal Hospital.
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