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The Disadvantages of Having a Pet

Updated on February 25, 2010

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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      Katie 4 weeks ago

      I needed more information about the disadvantages to write my assay but ok it's nice:-)

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      max 22 months ago

      I needed more information to write my eassy but thanks.

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      Avi 2 years ago

      Nicely written article useful in studies

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      Kashif Sattar 2 years ago

      A well groomed written Article

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      Anna 3 years ago

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

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      Dhuruv Bansal 3 years ago

      How I made an apple ID

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      Dhuruv 3 years ago

      This became a useful page for me

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      uniconlover 3 years ago

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

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      megha 3 years ago

      hi how are you

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      Cyndi 3 years ago

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

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      no one 4 years ago

      not enough for me!!!

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      Alina Antonio chippy 4 years ago

      Mamma mia pizza pie

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      helloo guy

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      Chris 4 years ago

      Hello there

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      connor 4 years ago

      a up james ma buddy

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      james 4 years ago

      yes ryan I agree m8ty

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      Ryan 4 years ago

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

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      Hello connor m8

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      Johar 4 years ago

      I wish it had more information

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      sukhi 4 years ago

      tanx a lot hub :-) by this can do my project

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      simran 4 years ago

      wow.....gud said like it......and it gives many knowledge....n main things is datt i can do my project,:) ;)

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      Anon 5 years ago

      Good article

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      sruthi 6 years ago

      thnx got three points for project

      hope u will soon post advantages also

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      Corinna 6 years ago

      This is not even cool at all!

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      pooja jain 6 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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      Megan 6 years ago

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

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      Bubbel 7 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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      Rod Marsden 7 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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      apricotmousse 8 years ago

      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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      BkCreative 8 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!