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Guidance and legislation covering pet welfare and animal cruelty. Pet: Pet, any animal kept by human beings as a source of companionship and pleasure. While a pet is generally kept for the pleasure that it can give to its owner, often, especially with horses, dogs, and cats, as well as with some other animals, this pleasure appears to be mutual. Around Castanet there are wild animals that you can convince to become pets for your farm. The creatures will live inside of your farm house, and you can choose to have one of them follow you around as you run around visiting other areas.

At Sacajawea we work together with you to keep your pet healthy and happy. We truly believe that prevention and a solid wellness program is the best medicine, and we will always strive to provide you with the latest information on preventing disease, slowing the aging process, and adding healthy years to your pet’s life. In addition to treating dogs and cats, Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets cares for birds, rabbits, rodents and ferrets. We understand how these exotic pets are also a part of the family.

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I cannot see the difference between a human “pet” and a mutualist where both animals benefit from association, or verging on parasitism as in some beetles and ant colonies. The beetles are fed just like they are young. On the other hand you have cattle egrets who develop life long relationships with cattle, or golden jackals and tigers who do the same. One could go on. The question is what is a pet? I think it falls into the mutualist category.

The recent review of the research literature on the impact of pet ownership on health concluded that there is not enough evidence to make any conclusions 3 The piece reviews the methodological challenges preventing the extant literature from building a strong research base, including problems with small samples, convenience samples, lack of methodological rigor, and self-report measures, and the file drawer” effect. All the research to date suffers from several limitations that prevent any strong conclusions about the health effects of pet ownership from being made.