Touching lives and improving health through the power of therapy animals. Our partners allow us to carry on the good work of ASAP. Through their support, these individuals and businesses have helped to save animals lives. Please support those who give so generously to help improve the lives of lost and abandoned animals in ourcommunity. Doctors may soon be prescribing their patients a script to adopt a cat or dog, given a recent study found an estimated $3.86 billion was saved on health spending in Australia, due to the benefits of pet ownership.
This selfish desire to possess animals and receive love from them causes immeasurable suffering, which results from manipulating their breeding, selling or giving them away casually, and depriving them of the opportunity to engage in their natural behavior. They are restricted to human homes, where they must obey commands and can only eat, drink, and even urinate when humans allow them to.
Cats can be wonderful companions, but before you get a cat, make sure you are willing to make the commitment to provide your cat with the necessities, and you will not mind adapting your life a little bit to accommodate your new feline family member. 2. You can’t domesticate a wild animal. Domestication is a process that takes centuries within an animal species. Dogs and cats have been bred as pets for thousands of years. You can’t simply love the wild out of an animal.
Children’s exposure to companion animals may also ease anxiety. For example, one study measured blood pressure, heart rate, and behavioral distress in healthy children aged 3 to 6 at two different doctor visits for routine physicals. At one visit, a dog (unrelated to the child) was present in the room and at the other visit the dog was absent. When the dog was present, children had lower blood pressure measures, lower heart rates, and less behavioral distress.7 However, research on the health benefits of child and animal interaction is still limited. Further research is needed on how pets influence child development and specific health outcomes.
When i had Snakes as pets i also had pet rats. (babies fed to the snakes) This allowed me to do some selected breading and i even created rats that had doberman coulors. Anyway during this time i did a simple experiment where i introduced a baby mouse to the rat tank becasue i knew that they would take it in as a pet which they did. The teenage rats used to stick it in this log and pull it out after dinner and play with it and then stick it back in the log. when they were sleeping the mouse used to come out and eat. If a rat saw it it would run back into its log. Everyone said the rats would just eat it. If you came acros it in nature you would only see mice. Not the relationship as pet keeping.