Numerous studies have proved that there are many benefits of having a pet. One of the most key benefits of having a pet includes increased level of outside activities such as exercises, plays with the pets as well as socializing with other pet owners to share the common interests and useful information of pets. Even regular daily walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure and pets can help manage loneliness and depression by giving the pet owners companionship.
As numerous studies have shown, bond between people and their pets helps in lowering depression, stress level and brings happiness and joy to the pet owners. Especially during Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and working from home as part of the new normal, depression has become one of the severe problems almost everyone has been experiencing. And many pet owners have noted that they could see the advantages and benefits of having a pet especially during pandemic lockdown.
Before adapting a new pet, the following considerations should be taken into account in order to choose the right pet based on your needs and capabilities:
- Are pets allowed in my house, apartment, or condominium?
- What kind of food does the pet eat?
- How much exercise does the pet need?
- How long will this pet live with me?
- How large will it grow?
- What are the veterinary care costs?
- What kind of environment does this pet need to be healthy?
- What type of exercise does this pet need?
- How much time does it take to properly care for and clean up after the pet?
- Are there young children, older people, or people with weak immune systems who will care for or be around the pet?
It is also important to agree with the other members of the household what type of pets they would like to own so that the pet is loved and cared for by everyone in the household.
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