Essay about The Benefits of Becoming a Pet Owner

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Rough Draft 3 According to the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society website on average every single day ten thousand cats and dogs euthanized in the United States alone. Most of these animals were perfectly healthy, normal, and suitable pets that were never adopted yet were euthanized due to over population. Humans have kept pets ever since ancient times. Centuries ago they were mostly kept for food, source of material such as fur, and hunting aids, but now a days they are companions and the thought of killing, eating, and wearing them sounds senseless. In this fast paced modern age filled with stress every needs a source of relief. Most people turn to medicinal or recreational drugs and alcohol. However there are much better and …show more content…
A venomous snake can escape its enclosure if not secured properly and possibly kill an unsuspecting family member. More Common pets can also be dangerous such as large dogs that can easily overpower and maul a child to death. Of coarse pets also have some negative psychological effects. Just like a child they require a lot of attention and supervision. Most pets will make messes and get into trouble, which can put a psychological toll on its owners. Pets such as cats and dogs can carry a plethora of diseases and parasites. The website which gives medicinal pet advice says “we derive a lot of joy and solace from our pets. They are our non-judgmental companions that give unqualified love. However, on occasion, they give us germs and parasites that make us ill.” While it is true that they provide much joy and solace they can still carry varieties of worms, tick, flees, as well as diseases and viruses such as salmonella, tuberculosis, anthrax, west Nile, and rabies. A pet owner will have a lot of contact with their pet and although the owner may be clean and hygienic their met may not be. A dog for example may find an animal carcass and it try to eat it. This animal could have died from a variety of diseases, which can be transferred to the dog and ultimately to his owner. This is just one example there are many other scenarios where any type of pet can infect its owners with deadly diseases or even parasites

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