Pets love us unconditionally. They’re also great for our health, both mentally and physically. Caring for pets can boost self-esteem, prevent loneliness, and even lower blood pressure in some people.
Selecting the right pet is a serious decision that family/household members should make together. A common mistake is bringing home a pet on an impulse without fully understanding the level of commitment involved. Far too often, animals are returned when people haven’t thought through all of the responsibilities of taking care of the pet.
Take the time to research what type of pet would suit your lifestyle. Visit your local Humane Society or talk with reputable breeders. The team at your local veterinary hospital is also a great source of advice.