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Pets - Which are best for you?

Updated on September 15, 2012

Animals are everywhere!

Do you want an animal? Want a pet? Need a pet? Well, here are the top ten reasons to have an animal in your home. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a stray dog or cat, a rescued animal, or a purebred animal. Saving an animal is wonderful for you and for the animal. However, owning a pet will change you and your family in a very positive way. Cats and/or a dog bring value in a very loving way to a home.

Any Animal - just own one!

Healthy Benefits Of Owning A Pet!

Dog or Cat, Are Awesome animals to have!

Here are the top 10 reasons to have an animal in your home:

  1. The give you unconditional love at all times.
  2. Cats will destroy little creatures inside and outside of your home, bugs, ants, bees, flies, spiders, all sorts of little creatures lurking around; cats will help keep your home clean of these creatures.
  3. Dogs can be a very helpful pet as well. They will help protect your home, they will guard your children and they will make sure you home is safe at all times.
  4. Go for walk or run with your dog, they will protect you as you are walking or running. Whether it is a park or streets dogs are superb running champion.
  5. Dogs and cats are magnificent playmates for your childrenand for you. They will play fetch, dug with you, play Frisbee with you or just run around after you.
  6. Some pets provide healing to people, loving them, nurturing them back to health, walking with them, retrieving items for their owners. So much healing and love from one pet is amazing!
  7. Pets can provide people with the option of social interaction, walking your dog in the park, children and people will want to stop and pet your dog and talk to you. Having interaction with others is important and if you are new to a town, this is a very help tactic.
  8. Pets help children understand love, responsibilities of taking care of something and empathy. They learn to love them and want to protect them as the animal wants to protect their family. Learning skills for kids are always important for children when having a pet.
  9. Brings happiness to a home, you are excited to see your pet when you get home from a long day. You children will feel the happiness too because they will see their pet happy when they arrive home too. Happiness from a pet is completely unconditional.
  10. Battling depression, owning a pet will help with your depression for the simple reasons that are mentioned above. If you fight with depression, I encourage you to get a pet it will change your life!

Cat s and dogs need homes, loving families that will love them unconditionally too. If you are thinking of getting a pet then do it! Your family will love owning a pet and taking care of the animal. Life is too short not to share this fantastic experience as owning a pet. Taking care of them is routine and not hard, it’s part of loving them that is all! Make it simple, pick the right pet for you and/or your family and go out and find that perfect pet for you!


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      Gordon Hamilton 6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Totally agree. I have been used to dogs most of my life and those brief periods I have spent without a dog have definitely felt empty and that something is missing from life.

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thank you Gordon, I do appreciate your comment so much! I would agree with it as well!

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      David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Nice hub, I wish I could own pet, but my grandma does not want any. We used to have a dog that lived 14 years. I agree with what cats do. They are VERY good at finding mice...and other rodents.

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      David470, Thank you for your comment and cats are wonderful to get those little rodents away from your home. Hopefully one day you will be able to get a dog, they are truly wonderful pets!

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      Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Good Hub... all pet lovers will agree! I never realized how effective cats are at bug hunting. I have centipedes and they creep me out...not anymore because I have "bug control" in a cat! Better than pesticide any day and environmentally friendly. Plus there is that bonus of being greeted with such ceremony every day I come in the door! Priceless. Voted up!

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      Marie Giunta 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I don't need a reason to own a pet, I just love having the company of them. It doesn't matter what type either, although I do love my Sassie, she's a great dog to have around. She's great at getting rid of bugs and pests too. Pets are good for lots of reasons.

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      Lady, I just looked in to see those legs, I wasn't disappointed.

      My book will be out in a few days. It will be on Amazon, and it is titled, "EYES OF EMERALD." H

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      scribenet, you bring up a great point, free bug control!!! Wonderful way to put it! Thanks for coming by.

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      MPG, yes, pets are just good for so many reasons! Thank you for your comment and it's so true!!!

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Oh Harvey, you are such a good man! Thanks for the awesome comment and I look forward to reading you book. Many congrats on getting it published!

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      Tracy711 6 years ago

      enjoyed your hub very much..I have always had pets growing up and when our last pet passed I found it hard to get another one fearing the loss of another..but finally did get two little dogs and I love them so much they are like my children..they bring so much joy into my life I am ill and sometimes it gets tiring dealing with never feeling well..but now that I have my doggies it's alot easier and so much better because they are such little characters and they keep me laughing and some day I don't have time to feel ill..thank you for sharing :o)

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      bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      hello to you again!

      i prefer dogs over cat. though cats are fun when they are still little kittens. dogs serve but cats are served ha ha they are little kings and queens. dogs are every loyal.

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Tracy711, thanks for your comment and I love your learning experience and that you shared it with me! I hope others learn from you and know that pets are a wonderful addition to your family!! Thank you again.

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Hi bingskee, how are you? Thanks you for coming to see me! What a comment they are like king and queens! It's good to hear from you!

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      KristenGrace 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Love this hub because it is all true! I'm 25 years old and have always had a pet, to be honest I've always had at least 2, and at one point actually had 9 (2 cats, 1 rabbit, 1 hamster and 5 guinea pigs). Now I'm down to 3, a kitten, rabbit and hamster. Owning a pet really does bring happiness !!

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      KristenGrace, thank you for the wonderful comment and it is true! Wow, you have a lot but I think it's important and I see you do too. Thanks for commenting!

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 6 years ago from UK

      Hi Ladybird33. Great hub!

      I made my boyfriend to a pet. I have no choice. He says, we're going to move to Hawaii, to have a pet before move to HI isn't that good (HI does have restrictions)... but we're moving, we're moving, we're moving ... I don't know how long it's going to be... for all time? No pet forever? Sorry, I have to finish this comment right now. My 'pet' is waiting to be walked...

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      jantamaya, how are you? how was the move? Good? Well, at least you are taking your pet. Good luck!

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