And in May 2013, a study published in the journal Circulation linked pet ownership to reduced risk of heart disease.
But while pets can benefit our health in a number of ways, they also have the potential to spread infection and cause human illness.
Why we should not have pets?
Many people will be allergic to their new pet’s dander, saliva and even urine. Also, they may have family members or friends who are allergic to their pet and all of a sudden will no longer be able to visit. Far too often this will lead to their pet being returned to its place of origin.
Is it bad to have pets?
Many breeds of certain animal species – dogs and cats, for example – have a long history of being human companions, and keeping these as pets is morally good, since this is the natural way for these animals to live. It’s also unethical to keep an animal that is a danger to other people or animals.
What are the disadvantages of having a pet?
About the Disadvantages of Having Pets
- Financial Commitment. Pet ownership is not cheap.
- Time Commitment. Pets take time, even if it’s a pet you won’t socially engage with, such as a fish.
- Pet Planning. Having a pet requires thinking ahead.
- Social Consequences. Most people have neighbors, whether they’re on top, on either side, or both.
- Saying Goodbye.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of having pets?
Dogs are able to either lower blood pressure and cholesterol or help people lose their weight. The disadvantages of having pets are three; pets cost money. The owner has to pay for the food bills, grooming costs, accessories, etc. Then, pets can be destructive.