The Chewy blog is a great stop for pet parents looking for inspiration. And now they have released their very own pet etiquette guide.
Called the Petiquette Guide on the blog, this etiquette guide is for both dog and cat parents. While there are a few different categories to this etiquette guide for pet parents, one of the sections that really stood out to us revolved around romance and relationships.
As pet parents we know that it can be difficult to potentially introduce a dog or even a cat to a new love interest. On the other hand, it can also be difficult to introduce your love interest to your pet. And depending on the relationship that you have with your pet, there are some things that may end up being a dealbreaker in a relationship. That is where this pet etiquette guide truly shines.
Chewy gives us a pet etiquette guide for dog and cat parents
According to Chewy, your pet should be able to meet whoever you are dating on their own terms. And this makes sense, because we want our pet to be comfortable with whoever we bring into their lives. Eventually they will warm up to this new person in your life, but it will only happen when they are ready. Sometimes that happens right away and other times it takes a bit of an adjustment period.
Another thing that Chewy points out and that we agree with is that you are “allowed to have dealbreakers.” What this means is that your pet is allowed not to like someone and if they don’t, that can be a dealbreaker for a relationship. And of course the opposite is also true. If that person doesn’t like animals that can be a dealbreaker on the other side.
Dating someone who doesn’t like your pet or that your pet doesn’t like is never a good idea. Resentment and anger are no way to have a healthy relationship of any kind.
The other things that the pet etiquette guide outline are about getting a pet together and cuddles. In the pet etiquette guide they say that “it’s OK to let your pet come in between you to cuddle.” And we love this because we love to cuddle with our pet. The other point about getting a pet together is that if you are raising one as a couple it’s important to share the responsibilities.
Honestly, all of these are things that we feel makes so much sense. And we would hope that a guide wasn’t needed to know these things. However, we absolutely understand the need for a pet etiquette guide and we truly appreciate the fact that Chewy has put one together for pet parents.