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HEALTHY PETS DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Here’s your gateway to the fascinating world of animals. Find all the strange, funny, cool, and interesting facts about animals all over the world. Explore creatures of the wild and then come ‘home’ to meet your animal companions. Find useful information about pet animals and all that you need to know about pet adoption and care, in these articles on Animals and Pets.

This is all fairly new. Dog and cat ownership has quadrupled since the 1960s, and our pet expenditures have more than doubled since 2000. As more and more cats and dogs (150 million in the United States) have licked and purred their way into our lives, they’ve also worked their way into the legal system. Pets have become the subject of legislation and court battles, and in some cases even have their own legal representation.

Respect for animal welfare is often based on the belief that non-human animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being or suffering , especially when they are under the care of humans. 4 These concerns can include how animals are slaughtered for food, how they are used in scientific research, how they are kept (as pets, in zoos, farms, circuses, etc.), and how human activities affect the welfare and survival of wild species.

In this video, we included the pet names in 14 major languages to help bilingual parents and children. You can teach your children the pet names in different languages while teaching them the pet sounds at the same time. Harold Herzog of Western Carolina University in the US, says these differences show that pet-keeping is purely cultural. We keep pets because other people do, because it is “socially contagious”, Herzog told an audience at the annual convention for the Association for Psychological Science in New York.

Johnson RA (2011). Animal-assisted interventions in health care contexts. In McCardle P, McCune S, Griffin JA & Maholmes V (Eds.), How animals affect us (pp. 183-192). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. Service animals are categorized as animals trained to do a specific task for their owner. The most common example is a guide dog. Service animals are allowed in public accommodations because of the owner’s need for the animal at all times.