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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Stan PopovichStan Popovich   2319   0   0   0   0   0
Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, however some people sometimes take it out on their pets. Instead of taking your problems and frustrations out on your pets or other animals, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their stress, anxieties, and fears. ...
Stan PopovichStan Popovich   2183   0   0   0   0   0
Animals and our pets can be a great way to reduce our every day stresses and anxieties.  It is not easy to deal with our fears and anxieties, however, spending time with animals can makes us feel better.  Here is a list of ways of how animals can help...
Elise RogersElise Rogers   2201   0   0   0   0   0
Today in America thousands of animals are homeless and completely lack the hope of joining a warm and loving family. As dog and cat overpopulation continues, euthanizing of homeless pets occurs. Animal shelters, rescue agencies, and pet adoption organizations are daily putting forth valiant efforts to save the lives...
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No, you do not have to lie on a couch and tell the dog what's bothering you. That's not what a Therapy Dog does. With traditional therapy the human patient talks about their feelings, experiences and problems. Therapy dogs are taught to provide warmth and reassurance to those in...
Randy HemsleyRandy Hemsley   2261   0   0   0   0   0
Dogs have always been fantastic companions, but they're also great for your health. Were you aware that owning a dog provides owners with a number of positive health benefits?
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Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Some of the health benefits of pets are listed below. Pets can decrease your: ...
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