Pets' Bill of Rights
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  • We have the right to be full members of your family. We thrive on social interaction, praise, and love.
  • We have the right to stimulation. We need new games, new toys, new experiences, and new smells to be happy.
  • We have the right to regular exercise. Without it, we could become hyper, sluggish...or fat.
  • We have the right to have fun. We enjoy acting like clowns now and then; don't expect us to be predictable all the time.
  • We have the right to quality health care. Please stay good friends with our vet.
  • We have the right to a good diet. Like some people, we don't know what's best for us. We depend on you.
  • We have the right not to be rejected because of your expectations that we be great show dogs or show cats, watchdogs, hunters, or baby-sitters.
  • We have the right to receive proper training. Otherwise, our good relationship could be marred by confusion and strife - and we could become dangerous to ourselves and others.
  • We have the right to guidance and correction based on understanding and compassion, rather than abuse.
  • We have the right to live with dignity...and to die with dignity when the time comes.

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