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Twenty Good Reasons to Own Pets

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
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Girl, Girl Holding Dog, Girl with pet
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There are plenty of good reasons to own a pet, and many different types of pets. While cats and dogs are by far the most popular, not everyone is cut out to own a dog or can spare the time it takes to groom, walk and feed one. Cats, too, are an acquired taste but usually once you're hooked, you're hooked for life. Sadly many landlords don't allow pets (meaning a cat or dog), but there are other alternatives. I don't think I can remember a time when I didn't have some sort of creature sharing my life, and my children have benefitted greatly from the responsibility of owning a pet.



Girl, Girl Holding Dog, Girl with pet
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Here are 10 fun reasons to own a pet:

It’s slightly less crazy to talk to a pet than to talk to yourself.

They love you, even on your worst day.

They don’t interrupt (or talk back.)

They give you a reason to get up in the morning.

They give you something to do when you come home.

They remind us what it’s like to have fun.

A pet gives you something to talk about to others.

They're a good recycling system for your left-overs.

You can buy really cool pet accessories.

You've got someone to blame those strange bodily noises on.

But seriously - Here are ten even better reasons (referenced from www.petcareclub.com:)

Playing with a pet can turn a negative mood into a positive one.

Pets encourage us to get fresh air and exercise.

Studies show that pet owners recover better from serious illnesses like heart attacks, and pet owners need less medication than people who don't own pets.

Pet owners usually have a lower level of cholesterol, lower triglycerides and lower blood pressure.

Tests showed that those who owned a cat or dog had less stress-induced increases in blood pressure.

Owning a pet can actually help prevent allergies. Being around animals can build up your immune system.

Owning a pet can improve your self-confidence and social skills.

Pet owners are less likely to suffer from stress, depression and anxiety.

Pets help you to cope with living alone and satisfy your nurturing side.

They can also help you deal better with grief after losing a loved one.

And now here are my top ten pet suggestions (all of which I've owned at some point):

Small to mid-sized dogs - Loyal and loving. Big enough to cuddle but won't eat you out of house and home.

Short haired cats. (Less hair on the furniture and require less grooming.) - Independent but loving and warm.

Turtles - Endlessly entertaining and easy to care for. They quickly become attached to you and will follow you around.

Chickens or Ducks - Cute and funny, easy to tame, easy to feed, and repay you with fresh eggs.

Doves - Beautiful and loyal, easy to ‘home’ and inexpensive to keep.

Rabbits - Hardy and inexpensive to keep. Love cuddles. Can be house-trained.

Fish - Instantly calming to watch, low maintenance.

Guinea Pigs - Gentle & loving. Don’t require much space.

Rats - Smart, active and affectionate. Unfair reputation of uncleanliness. If their habitat is maintained daily they do not smell.

Frogs - Fascinating to follow their life cycle. Fun to watch.



Girl, Girl Holding Dog, Girl with pet
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There are lots more different kinds of small pets; Parrots, ferrets, snakes, hermit crabs - to name a few. If you have the space and want something a bit bigger, try a goat or sheep. They can become very tame and affectionate, but check the regulations for your area before making any decisions.

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