Monday 24 May 2021

The benefits of pets

Hey readers,

Today I want to discuss why families should have a pet and the positive aspects of getting one. My reasons are listed below.

the benefits of pets

1.  Teaches about responsibility.

Having a pet comes with responsibility such as walking an animal, making sure it is fed and cared for. Having to do this every day teaches you that having a pet comes with responsibilities that you have to continue to make sure the pet is looked after. Looking after a pet helps build a child's empathy with others and also looking after a pet gives the child a sense of achievement. 

2. Comfort. 

Having an animal to care for gives a child comfort as they have an animal that gives cuddles and company if they are feeling good or bad the pet is there for the child. It has also been found that children with pets feel less anxious and withdrawn.

Having a pet also reduces loneliness as they have a company with a pet being around and giving cuddles helps reduce stress and anxiety. Also giving a child comfort knowing they have an animal that caters can help them feel happier dealing with life's difficulties. 

3. Confidence.

Pets are known to help young children with their confidence when they are learning to read. Getting a child to read with a dog gives them encouragement to read and feel less anxious therefore giving them the confidence to read and learn more. 

4. Improve health.

Having an animal that goes for a walk or bounces around the garden will help improve a child's health by exercising more and getting fresh air. 

5. Strong bonds.

Having a pet and taking care of it helps build a bond between animals and children. Taking time to look after the pet such as grooming, cuddles and feeding give the child a feeling of something needing them. It creates a bond between the pet and child with trust over time and knowing the animal is there for them. 

What do you think about pets for the family? Are they good or bad? love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X


  1. Pets add so much to our lives - great post! #MMBC

  2. Certainly agree with this. My little girl loves some of the responsibilities of having a cat. #MMBC

  3. I agree with all of this! We don't have a dog but do dog sit the neighbours dog every day. All I can say is that we are all happy when the dog is in our house :) #MMBC

  4. I keep thinking about getting a pet. I want a cat, the rest of my family want a dog but they are a big responsibility. x

  5. We don't have any pets but I had several growing up and I agree with all of these things on your list. Pets do add so much value to our lives - although at the moment we're not quite ready to take on the responsibility that comes with life with a pet. #MMBC

  6. This is all so true - we are without a dog at the moment but very much considering getting on again because we know these benefits to be so true first hand. Thanks for linking up to #ForTheLoveOfBlog

  7. We've always had a pet (or 2). They just add so much positivity and happiness to family life. I completely agree with all your points. Especially about comfort - I don't know what we'd do without our Alfie! #fortheloveofblog

  8. So very true. I had my little staffy boy almost 16 years and he was just the best. The labrador we have is loopy! Hoping we get the same joy as she mellows out.

  9. Our pets are part of our family. We love them and their benefits are felt every day. #fortheloveofblog