Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership in the Philippines

19 August 2022
Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership in the Philippines

It's no secret that humans are adored by their animal friends. However, we must always use extreme caution while interacting with them. If you touch them the wrong way, they can have an unexpected reaction.


While deciding whether or not to bring a pet into one's home, it's important to think about whether or not one can devote the necessary time, money, and energy to it throughout the course of its whole life, not just when it's a beautiful puppy.


Responsible pet ownership requires a commitment to the whole life cycle of the animal, and it's irresponsible to buy or bring a pet into the house if that owner can't make that commitment.


Responsible Pet Ownership Law Philippines


Before deciding to own a pet, make sure that you are aware of these laws that the national government implements for pet owners in the Philippines:


Republic Act No. 10631


This action is a call for a stop to animal cruelty, which has resulted in the suffering of many pets.


By regulating the establishments and operations of all facilities utilized for treating or training all animals, whether as objects of trade or as household pets, the Philippines Animal Welfare Act, also known as the amendment of Republic Act No. 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, aims to protect and advocate the welfare of all animals in the country.


In addition to the animals' physical and mental health, this Republic Act makes it illegal for the owner or anyone in touch with the animal to cause it harm or to fail to provide it with basic necessities including food, water, shelter, and medical attention.


As a pet owner, you have an obligation to provide your animal companions with the love, attention, food, and shelter they need to thrive. Concerned officials enforcing animal welfare laws will take and rescue animals that have been mistreated, and law breakers will face criminal penalties.


Republic Act No. 9482 or the Anti Rabies Act of 2007


In the same manner, those who care for pets should be safeguarded against danger.


In accordance with Section 5 of the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, often known as the "Most Famous Anti-Rabies Act," dog and cat owners are required to take the following measures:


- Pet owners must have their pets or dog regularly vaccinated, and have a current animal identification card that details all immunizations given to the pet.


- Pet owners bring their pet to a veterinarian facility to be registered-- whether to a public or private veterinarian.


- Keeping pets under control and not allowing them to run amok in public is a must.


- Pet owners must take good care of their pets by giving them proper grooming, giving them adequate food, and keeping a tidy home for them.


- If someone other than the pet's owner has been bitten by the animal, they must report immediately the victim's injuries within 24 hours and shoulder the medical expenses incurred and incidental expenses relative to the victim of such dog.



Lumina Homes promote responsible pet ownership


If you're looking for a pet-friendly community to live with your furbabies, Lumina Homes is one of those communities. You can freely walk your pets outside your home as long as you won't leave them unattended inside the subdivision.


A universally accepted definition of how to be a responsible owner is impossible to pin down, seeing as how each of us treats our pets differently. However, we do have a few suggestions that we'd like to share with you, and hope you'll pass along to the rest of the pet lovers in the world.


1. Pay constant attention to their needs


Having a pet is much like expanding your family with a new child or sibling. You should definitely take them to the groomer and the vet on a regular basis. This won't just keep yourself healthy but also your whole family and the entire community as well.


2. Allow them to get the necessary exercise that they need


Put them through some fast exercise by taking them on a stroll or letting them run about in your yard with the gates locked, of course.


Having a house and lot in Lumina Homes gives you and your pet the perks of using our community's amenities and spaces. You can walk them down our jogging path or play with them in our mini gardens and playground. As long as you don't leave them unattended while they roam around the community, they can enjoy a quick run or walk around the subdivision.


3. Adopt them and raise them as your own


It doesn't matter whether it's the middle of the day or the middle of the night, our pets always need and want our company and the love and care that we're expected to offer them. Make sure to shower them with tender loving care as their pet owner while still maintain control over their whereabouts.


4. Prepare your home for your pet.


There are a number of items in our homes that should be kept out of the reach of pets because of the potential harm they pose. Everything that can be reached by them, such as food and personal items, is included.


5. Let them interact with other animals and let them feel loved

Having your pet interact with others, both humans and other animals, is a great way to boost their self-esteem and socialization skills. In addition, because you are your pet's number one fan, you should shower him with affection on a daily basis.


It's a wonderful honor to care for a dog, cat, or other small animal as a pet. Possessing a pet is a wonderful way to add love and happiness to your life. Being a responsible pet owner, however, is a commitment that lasts a lifetime if you want to ensure your pet's happiness and well-being.


Being a pet owner is a major commitment that calls for a lot of time and energy. On top of ensuring that all of your pet's physiological and behavioral requirements are met, it is crucial that you follow the other, more nuanced guidelines of responsible pet keeping.


That is why it is good to know that there are pet-friendly communities like Lumina Homes that you can put your property investment in these days.


For more details about our different communities nationwide and home model units, you can check out our 360-degree Virtual Tour or visit the nearest Lumina Homes community in your area and book for a site tripping.

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