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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Emma Hannah LawsonEmma Hannah Lawson   693   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   760   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
webmasterwebmaster   826   0   0   0   0   0
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! ...
Service dog training helps those in need
Michelle OdelloMichelle Odello   1984   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...
Betty Boop - A Canine Christmas Miracle
Kelly PrestonKelly Preston   3058   0   0   0   0   0
Betty Boop is my ten-year-old designer breed/mutt, who came to me with severe neurological disorders. When I drove to Anaheim to pick up Betty Boop, I knew she was a special-needs dog. I also knew that I could help. I was determined to improve the quality of her health and...
Pets found to be good to reduce stress
Sarah StephenSarah Stephen   3947   0   0   0   0   0
When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga and journaling come to mind. These are immense techniques. But getting a new best friend can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. Unless you're someone who really dislikes animals or...
Are air purifiers good for pet allergies?
Owen JonesOwen Jones   2602   0   0   0   0   0
Most people in the West have a pet: a cat, a dog, a hamster, a rabbit or a parrot. They are good company and doctors believe that having a pet lowers stress and stress is the biggest killer in the West. Keeping a pet helps you...
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