Friday, June 6, 2008
Pet ownership has a beneficial effect on family harmony. Research shows families spend a lot more time interacting after the acquisition of a pet. Pets provide a focus for fun activities and friendly conversation. The relaxation and relief from stress provided by animal companionship also yields measurable health benefits for parents. Pets owners have a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, fewer minor illnesses and complaints, and visit the doctor less often than their 'pet less' counterparts.
Owning a cat can be a delightful family experience. Children learn to interact with and take responsibility for the health and well-being of the cat. However, while the ownership of a cat may have enormous benefits for the child, parents need to teach children to behave around cats so they can have a safe and enjoyable relationship.
In fact, having a pet benefit both the owner and the animal. It is also recommended for older person to own a pet since it can be a very good and loyal companion.
I attached above photo of one of my cats 'Silver'.
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