Last Updated : 26 June 11

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Why own a pet?

Well, if you are an avid pet lover, owning a pet would not warrant much discussion but here's our take on why you should own a pet.

Of course one of the prerequisites would be having sufficient time to care for the pet because abandoning the pet is one of the worst things you could do. You might consider this as a key factor when choosing the type of pet to rear. Read on if you have the time!

Pets help to keep you company!

Having a pet to keep you company can greatly your mood (especially if you are a pet lover). What's more, pets can offer love, keep secrets and help ease lonliness.

In hectic Singapore, pets can also offer stress relive as they accompany you. Yes, owning a pet requires time and effort which may sometimes lead to stress especially if you do not love pets. However, for pet lovers, the benefits of having a pet can be a good thing.

Possible Health Benefits?

Other than the mental well-being of having a pet, there are also physical benefits. Believe it?

If you are getting out of shape due to Singapore's ´╗┐good food, having a pet can help you keep in shape (some pets). If you own a dog, it will be a great encouragement to go out for walks because you will not be alone. Plus, this would be a regular thing so you can count on your furry friend to motivate you!

Instil a sense of responsibility

For children, learning how to take care of a pet can instil a sense of responsibility in them. It will help them learn to care for others as they care for the pet, taking charge of the daily reponsibilities.

Of course that being said, choosing an easy to care for pet should be one of the things to start looking out first (stay tuned for more on this!) as you would not want this to backfire (and end up doing all the pet caring yourself).

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