The Value of a Pet
Many studies have demonstrated the value of companion animals in our lives and there are many ways in which animals contribute to society. Here are some examples of how animals enrich our lives.
Written by Dr. Leah Faudskar
Many states consider animals to be property and thus can be handled in any way the property owner sees fit. But some states are changing pet ownership to pet guardianship. A guardian protects the health and well being
Did you know the life span of a well cared for dog or cat can exceed 15 years? This is in contrast to the average life span of a dog or cat that runs free, has no vaccinations and is not spayed or neutered which is 3 years.
Pet ownership requires a financial and moral commitment. Consider these facts and ask yourself these questions:
We all know how simple it is to acquire a dog or a cat. When you are faced with the costs of pet ownership, how will you answer the question “Do you want a pet or this pet”? Celebrate National Pet Health Week by making a sincere commitment to the animals in your life.
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