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6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pet

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6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pet

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A furry (or feathered, or scaled) companion can be a great friend. Here are six amazing reasons you should get a pet.

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Pets can bring incredible joy into your life. There’s something special about being greeted at the door by a puppy—their entire body wriggling, tail thumping with happiness to see you. Or a beloved cat that trails your every movement, room-to-room. And let’s hear it for the parakeet, who may give you a cheerful cat-call when you enter your home. Pets are funny, lovable and add fun character to your life.

Did you know pets are good for your health? People with pets live with less stress. Taking care of a pet also requires physical activity, reducing health risk factors for us owners.

And as annoying as those early morning wake up calls are, pets do require a certain level of routine and structure, making our furry friends very valuable in our lives. They provide us with purpose as a caregiver.

Something we don’t often think about is that pets give us a chance to meet people! Did you find yourself sharing snacks at the local dog park last Friday night? Have you ever met someone who also has a friendly lizard at home? Pets are a great bridge to people. We all love our pets, and finding that in common with another person is a great place to start a friendship.

Whether you have a dog or cat, hamster or lizard, bunny or bird, your pet will offer you unconditional love. There are so many more reasons why having a pet is downright fun. Watch the video above to learn more, or simply watch it for the cuteness that abounds! Either way, you come out a winner.