Pets bring health benefits: lower stress, anxiety; lower blood pressure; combat loneliness. Dogs boost exercise, improve heart health.
Pet ownership entails expenses like food, vet care, emergencies, and breed-related health issues. Lifetime costs average $21,000 to $43,000 for dogs or cats, as per Money Helper.
Pets offer security; dogs guard with instincts and barks, while swans on properties deter intruders with noise and aggression.
Pet ownership demands time and effort. Daily care, feeding, and play are vital. Busy schedules pose challenges. Travel becomes complex due to pet care.
Pets foster empathy, teach kids responsibility and patience. PDSA emphasizes pet ownership's value in nurturing caring and considerate individuals.
Pet breeding, sales raise ethical worries - from unhealthy purebreds to exotic pets harming ecosystems and public health risks.