They say that pets have a way of working their magic all the way deep into our souls, I think I would agree. There will always be pet lovers, pet appreciators and of course that small amount of pet abusers. The first two groups understand the long term effects of a healthier life due to having pets in your life. The last category, misguided and demented and abusive will remain that way and that is the way they will most likely always be.
Pets have a way of de- stressing us on those out of control days, filling a void when loved ones are not around, and intensifying great days to even higher levels. For me, my life would feel empty, not complete and actually the void would be too hard for me to handle not having pets in my life. I depend on their loyalty and unconditional love, and my life would be lacking without them.
Today pets are used for all stages of therapy for helping with pain relief, assisting the blind and disabled, brightening the day of recovering soldiers returning from war and helping to bring people back to us that are lost in a sea of despair and depression. Although I am a huge advocate of having a pet, they are not for everyone. When deciding top get a pet, there are questions you must ask yourself, and be honest and serious with your answers.
1- Can you afford a pet knowing there will be costs involved with vet bills, grooming, food and maintenance?
2- Do you have the room for a pet, you may need to choose your pet in relationship to the area and size of your home.
3 -Do you have the time in your life for a pet?
4 -Do you have the energy needed?
I hope you can have the chance in your lifetime to open your heart to an amazing pet.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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