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   218   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...
5 Perfect Pets for College Students
Bella WilliamsBella Williams   526   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...
What does it mean when my dog licks me?
Dr. Stephanie Flansburg-CruzDr. Stephanie Flansburg-Cruz   1670   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...
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Emma Hannah LawsonEmma Hannah Lawson   985   0   1   0   0   0
Research on the relationship between pets and children clearly showed the positive impact of animals on the psychosocial development of youngsters. Self-confidence of children who grow up in families that have a pet is greater. Since animals seek unconditional love and require constant attention and care, the child develops...
Cancer detecting dogs
Stacy BlockStacy Block   958   0   1   0   0   0
CANCER. What a horrible word. One we have come to dread these days. There is generally nothing pleasant that is ever associated with this word. It is estimated that nearly 7.5 million people die from some form of cancer every year. That is a devastating number....
8 ways to reduce your dog's carbon paw print
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I’d imagine that looking after the environment is pretty far down on your dog’s to-do list - it certainly falls behind activities such as running around outside, barking at postmen and chewing your favourite shoes to pieces. Consequently, it’s down to you to be green on their behalf! ...
Michelle OdelloMichelle Odello   2124   0   0   0   0   0
A service dog is a dog is trained for help, especially to help folks with categorical disabilities, including visual or hearing impairment. For that reason, service canine training is crucial to provide these dogs with the skills that they need to help people with incapacities. Service dog...
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