A pet or companion animal is an animal kept for companionship and enjoyment, as opposed to livestock, laboratory animals, working animals or sport animals, which are kept for economic reasons. The most popular pets are noted for their loyal or playful characteristics, for their attractive appearance, or for their song. Pets also generally seem to provide their owners with non-trivial health benefits; keeping pets has been shown to help relieve stress. There is now a medically-approved class of "therapy animals," mostly dogs, who are brought to visit confined humans. Walking a dog can provide both the owner and the dog with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction.

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Emily ParkerEmily Parker   149   0   0   0   0   0
Naturally, the dream of every parent is to see their child become a success in life. While such factors as parenting skills, education, and more help to determine the eventual outcome, researchers are finding out that pets are instrumental in turning today's kids into tomorrow's success stories. If you...
Tips for pet-proofing your home
Jayson GoetzJayson Goetz   141   0   1   0   0   0
In many ways, bringing a pet into your home is like bringing home a baby. New pet parents should take precautions to assure their dog, cat or other pet won’t harm themselves or ruin furniture and appliances around the home. From special room designs and gadgets to organic cleaning...
5 Perfect Pets for College Students
Bella WilliamsBella Williams   400   0   1   0   0   0
Pets are the most amazing thing to happen in life. They share everything with you including your emotions, they turn to be your strength when you're weak. Within few days they get extremely attached to you and tend to be a part you, they get connected to your emotions...
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Bella WilliamsBella Williams   243   0   1   0   0   0
Having a pet could give you more happiness than you can imagine. Pets love their owners unconditionally and stick with them no matter what. Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Having a pet is like having a constant...
How to stop your dog from running away
Diana SmithDiana Smith   522   0   1   0   0   0
A dog on the loose can get in a lot of trouble and potentially get injured or cause a traffic accident. Dogs are naturally playful and will use any opportunity they get to run away from the backyard, unless you do something about it. With the right training, and...
What does it mean when my dog licks me?
Dr. Stephanie Flansburg-CruzDr. Stephanie Flansburg-Cruz   1037   0   1   0   0   0
Licking is a natural behavior in dogs, they use it to communicate with pack members, as well as to show submission and affection. So what does it mean when my dog licks me? Dogs learn to lick from their mothers and they use it throughout their lives to communicate...
5 tips for finding a good pet sitter
Diana SmithDiana Smith   535   0   1   0   0   0
No matter if you’re going away for two days or a couple of weeks, it’s very important that you find a good pet sitter. Picking a pet sitter isn’t a decision you should make straight away – but we guess there’s no need to tell you that. You’ve probably...
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