The best pets to own

Anyone can own a pet after learning the basic steps to taking care of one.



Cats are one of the many to choose from as a pet

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

Pets can improve a person’s mood. No matter how angry, sad or stressed out someone may be, spending time with a pet can distract them. Pets are good for accompaniment which cam be especially beneficial to the elderly. Pets can make people feel accepted. Pets are also good listeners. Sharing Burdens with them helps to alleviate the mind and help people find peace.

“Scientists at the Claremont Graduate University in California found that domesticated animals release oxytocin in intimate situations,” The Atlantic reported.

Dogs are known as the most popular pets in the United States. For the most part, they are immensely loyal and protective. They are generally affectionate with kids and their owners. Owning a dog is not usually overly expensive considering the costs of food, toys, and other accessories.

“As a former dog owner, having one was really all my pleasure. I treated my dog, Lucy, with love and treats. She was a go-getter every day and I highly recommend getting a pet,” Kiley Truskey (22’) said.

Cats are second on the list of the most popular pets in the United States, according to the top ten websites. Cats, unlike dogs, are generally calmer and more reserved. A cat does as it pleases, and it is an honor when someone is chosen as a cat’s friend. Often, cats express affection to their owners only if they are already in its memory at a very young age and are treated with consistent affection.

For reptile lovers, snakes and iguanas are very popular pets. A snake does not have to be fed frequently and requires food every five to fourteen days. Snakes can be very low maintenance pets and fun to have.

Iguanas are long lasting and can live for up to 20 years with proper care, food and shelter, which shows that they are tough animals.

One of the most important reasons to own a pet is that pets can help a family grow closer and stronger. A pet is often the center of a family’s activities that all members will take part in together. The family can get a pet to take care of together. When living alone, it’s nice to be welcomed by someone and a pet is perfect for that position.