Having a Pet – The Pros and Cons

Buying a pet is something that needs to be thought through. Many people rush in only to find out later that they made the wrong decision. The choice you make not only has consequences for your life, but it is also a choice you make for another living being.

An unwanted animal is a very unhappy animal, even if its physical needs are being met. Every year thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, hamsters are thrown out by their owners, because it was so easy to make the wrong decision.

Being the responsible and responsible person that you are, you will want to make sure that you only get a pet if you give it a good life with you.

So let’s start with the advantages of owning a pet before we get to the facts that speak against owning pets.


  • A pet brings happiness and joy to your life.
  • A pet allows you to share your love and care.
  • If you live alone, a pet keeps you company.
  • Animals give unconditional love – they don’t care who you are, what you are or how much you earn.
  • Animals are great companions for children, helping them with confusion or emotional problems, as well as educating them about nature and non-humans.
  • When children grow up with a pet they learn to be more understanding, patient and responsible in their actions.


  • Owning a pet means being responsible for another creature that is completely dependent on its caretaker. This responsibility can sometimes feel like a burden.
  • If you lead a very busy life caring for a pet’s physical and emotional needs, it may be too much to collect.
  • Who will take care of your pet when you go on vacation or, heaven forbid, if you have to go to the hospital?
  • Animals have physical needs just like us. They must eat and remove waste material. This means that you will have to put up with certain smells in your home, no matter how clean you keep your pet. If you’re very house-proud or maybe a little compulsive when it comes to bacteria, if you like a clutter-free living space, pet hair and dander might not be for you.
  • Owning a pet can be quite expensive. You need money to feed the animal and provide health care. Depending on the species, it can be a large amount every month.
  • I know many good-hearted people who underestimated this important factor to end up in serious debt after the illness of their beloved animal. Imagine the heart of putting a pet to sleep because you couldn’t find the money to pay for the necessary surgery or treatment!

However, there are many animals on the market that are suitable for different lifestyles, we must never forget that animals are creatures that are completely dependent on their people.

If you finally decide to get a companion animal, be sure to choose a healthy specimen that is in good condition, do not neglect its sweet looks and if in doubt, ask the vet.

Remember: a pet is for life!

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