Idea Exchange: Handout for parents who expect too much

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Jun 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff

Parents who expect their children to take care of the family pets often find out that the pets are being fed several times a day or are missing meals at the hands of children who are not yet capable of these responsibilities. To help, I give pet owners with children a client education handout from a local humane society that explains what types of animal care children at various ages are capable of handling.

Dr. Kerry Muhovich
Denver, Colo.