Top Ten Reasons to Have a PetFinch Whether you are an adult or a child, having an animal as a pet is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do.
Many child psychologists have stated that having a pet is not only the only training for having children, but also a necessary one. Below are the top ten reasons why a person should have a pet.
The Top Ten
Pets, if treated correctly, can be your best friend. Loyal, affectionate, and caring, animals can be everything your human friends are not. - Finch
They certainly do this well. Having four cats makes my day-to-day life that much more friendly. There's always someone happy to come home to. - BKAllmighty
Yes, this is the absolute greatest thing about having a loving and loyal pet. - EspioTheChameleon
Right when I saw this list it's the first thing I thought of - OneWayStreetV 1 Comment
Walking, playing, feeding, keeping fresh water, cleaning up after... And all these things have to be done whether you want to or not. - Finch
True, at Christmas I got to bathe the four dogs - YanRocky
Scientists have found that petting an animal can lower blood pressure and reduce stress. - Finch
Not only in children but also in adults, attachment to a pet has shown to help people express themselves and learn to relate to other people better. - Finch
I've never been without a pet growing up, and their own personalities have taught me a lot. - PositronWildhawk
Agreed! Lost my German shepherd 2 month ago breaking my heart. Great dog, finley was my best friend and was like my twin. Only 6 had cancer. now develpoing to be more mature thanks to my boy.
Just like children can become instant topics, so too can pets become a way to break the ice with other people. - Finch
That's if you don't have a pet Goldfish. - SuperHyperdude
Pets can give you a sense of purpose. Taking care of them as well as receiving their affection can help keep you emotionally strong. - Finch
I have a pit bull and she loves me more then anyone in this world - Sabbath
All the time you spend playing (needs to be at least 2 hours of dedicated attention) on the ground, running, walking, and throwing can keep you active and fit. - Finch
Even though people associate animals with increased allergies, studies have shown that keeping a pet around can reduce the risk of a child developing allergies by up to 33%. Children generally develop stronger immune systems when regularly around pets. - Finch
My cat gave me allergy.
Most household pets are actually carnivores in some form. Even fish eat algae. Help keep mice, bugs, and other unwanted critters from your home by keeping a pet around. - Finch
Why have a fat man with a net when you can get a dog with rabies to come and kill every pest in sight. - SuperHyperdude
Let's face it, if you can't keep an animal alive then you probably shouldn't have kids. In fact, animals are cheaper, easier, and often more rewarding than children. They often smell better too. - Finch
Some people have guard dogs, like German Shepherds and Rottweilers. - Alpha101
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2. They provide health benefits
3. They provide companionship
2. They provide health benefits
3. They help emotional development