The Disadvantages of Having a Pet

Having a pet at home brings a lot of joy to you and your family. Dogs, cats, birds, and other pets can be a companion and a true friend. People nowadays are lonely because they are trying to keep up with the demands of surviving a good life here in our planet. People often decide to adopt a pet so as not to be completely lonely. There are number of good things about having a pet at home.  It is undeniably true that pets can sometimes be a better friend than human beings. They are loyal, loving, appreciative, and friendly.

However, having a pet at home can cause some trouble and inconveniences for many people. There are a lot of disadvantages of having a pet at home. For example, a dog is considered a man’s best friend. To be able to take care of dogs, you should consider dedicating much of your time grooming and providing the best pet products for them. Keeping a dog is also a bit expensive. You may be required to purchase accessories, wholesale pet products, food supplies, and other things pertinent to their care.

Once you have a pet, you have to make sure they are in good health and they are provided with the best quality of pet products. They may develop some forms of sickness which may be detrimental to one’s health. They should not be left in public areas such as streets along with other stray animals for the danger of being contracted with other disease. Also, periodic check up with the veterinarian should be facilitated.

All these amount to extra work and effort. Unless you are sure that you can adjust to the demands of responsible pet ownership, then you might be ready to adopt your favorite pet at home. 

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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

This is a good reminder. We always hear the advantages - but it is a major responsibility. With the poor quality of pet foods on the market making cats and dogs obese, and causing human diseases - it's important to ask yourself if you are willing to make your own pet food or spend more money on a pet food product.

For a dog you have to provide constant daily care. Be informed - pets are not toys to be cared for when you feel like it.

Thanks for the reminder!

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apricotmousse 6 years ago Author

Hello BkCreative. I am a pet lover, but there are times when I think of the disadvantages of having a pet at home. Sometimes, it is good to oppose to your belief to realize something. I really appreciate you for taking time to read my article. This means so much to me. Thank you.

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Rod Marsden 6 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

I agree with what you have written. The flip side is that people with pets seem to live longer and happier lives. But you are right in saying it is a responsibility on a number of levels.

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Bubbel 5 years ago from Egypt

i love your idea and i don't buy him accessories he likes to play with my old sock its his fav. toy :P

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Megan 5 years ago

Can anyone tell me about the disadvantages and risks involved with animals and small children?

pooja jain 5 years ago

this is less helpful for me...

but in family pet is not allowed to keep....

i m seein fr project...

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Corinna 5 years ago

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sruthi 5 years ago

thnx got three points for project

hope u will soon post advantages also

Anon 4 years ago

Good article

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Johar 3 years ago

I wish it had more information

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3 years ago

Hello connor m8

Ryan 3 years ago

hello im ryan I have a pet and it has 1 leg yes

james 3 years ago

yes ryan I agree m8ty

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connor 3 years ago

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no one 2 years ago

not enough for me!!!

Cyndi 2 years ago

Helpful for my essay yet wish their were more informative facts. Thanks

megha 2 years ago

hi how are you

uniconlover 23 months ago

this is a good reminder that pet care is hard work but sometimes its worth it

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Anna 21 months ago

Im here for an essay too xD thanks for the help :3

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Avi 19 months ago

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max 7 months ago

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