If you have younger children in your home, you should never ever bring turtles, amphibians, or baby chicks in your home. Small children will definitely pick these cute and adorable critters, but the problem is that such species shed salmonella bacteria, which can cause serious health issues, especially in small children, elderly people and those who suffer from chronic conditions.
Pet-to-person infections usually happen if you are bitten or scratched by any infected animal, or if you get in contact with an infected pet’s waste or their saliva. Cats and dogs carry a different kind of bacterial infections in their intestinal tracts, and their waste may also have parasites. If you have children in the home, it is very important to ensure that the cat’s litter box is kept away from them. Kids can put anything in their mouths anytime, so you need to be very careful.
Go for regular pet’s vaccinations which can keep your pet healthy all the time and also minimize the risk of an animal borne infection in your family. There are many benefits you can enjoy if you have pets, but you also need to know that there are some risks involved and right precautions should be taken at the right time.
BE ACTIVE 24/7
In terms of convincing you to go for a walk, nobody can do a better job than a dog. Dogs are more into physical exercises if compared to cats or any other non-walking pets. Studies have revealed that people who have dogs shed the extra kilos quickly and are more active in comparison to the one who doesn’t have pets or walks a dog.
Along with the regular walks- no matters it’s raining or not- this adorable companion of yours also offers social lubrication. In other words, when you’re walking with your cutie, people have more chances to interact with you. Your pet will build a strong social circle. And some reports also suggested that neighborhoods, where people keep dogs, are considered to be safer and friendlier.
OTHER ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS TO PET OWNERSHIP
In case, if you don’t have the time or the stamina to keep a pet, there are different ways to enjoy the benefits of being around pets. Spending some time with your pet can benefit both you and the pet.
Here’s what you can do:-
- You can ask for your neighbor’s pet, for instance, offer volunteering services to the animals.
- Most of the pet shelter groups welcome the volunteers who want to adopt or keep a pet for some time.
Have fun with your best friend!