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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Becky GriceBecky Grice   2521   0   0   0   0   0
If you take a trip down to Roche's Point and see a man walking his dog along the beach, chances are that the man is Jim Hurley; his dog, Pal. In October 1997, Jim Hurley bought a red & white setter pup, brought him home and, from...
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Did you know that owning a cat can decrease your chances of having a heart attack by up to 30%? Studies have found that this simple solution can improve your health and decrease the risks of heart attacks and other diseases. Owning a pet can extend...
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For thousands of years people have been looking for the 'Fountain of Youth'. People will stop at nothing to find a way to live longer. Money is no option if a 'break-through' is found that can make us look younger and feel better. The health food and vitamin industry...
Dorothy MedlumDorothy Medlum   2609   0   0   0   0   0
People with allergies should be careful in deciding what type of pet they can safely bring into their home. More than 70 percent of the U.S. households have a dog or a cat. Pets provide comfort, security, and companionship. It is no wonder everyone wants a...
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Taking your dog on a hike with you can be an enjoyable experience, provided you have the right hiking gear to accommodate the both of you. Taking your best friend along shouldn’t bog you down with extra gear but you will need to consider where you...
Daniel MillionsDaniel Millions   3058   0   0   0   0   0
It's often stated that dogs are a man's best friend. However, that also rings true for many pet animals, including cats, fish, birds, and exotic animals. Just as all of these pets offer companionship to their owners, beloved animals also provide a significant amount of health...
Dr. Mayra AlfonsoDr. Mayra Alfonso   5390   0   0   0   0   0
Your elder parent is getting lonely and you think that a dog might be a good option for companionship, but which dog is the best for the elderly? Many factors need to be taken into consideration when thinking about getting a dog to accompany your elder...
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