This content sponsored by: ASPCA 
Whether you already have a pet or are considering bringing one home, talk to your child about the things pets need. Sprout more compassion and responsibility as your child takes on simple tasks.
Pet Care Tips for Sproutlets
Dish It Up
Serve the right amount of food and water each day, and wash food and water bowls regularly.
Pet Your Pet
Everyone needs love. Use gentle hands as you pet and cuddle your pet.
Pets need exercise. Play with your pet and give him plenty of space to move.
Bathe and Groom
Baths, brushing and grooming are a must for furry friends.
Visit the Vet
Pets need doctors, too. Include your child in regular well-check visits to the veterinarian.
* Remember: No matter how responsible the child, all children need instruction, gentle reminders and a watchful eye.