74 per cent of dog owners and 60 per cent of cat owners think of their pets as family members, according to the 2005-06 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA).
It’s an incredible bond for a growing number of families.
In fact, more than 69 million US households include pets, reports the APPMA. That’s 63% of all households. And almost half of them own more than one pet.
Most pet owners feel real companionship with their animals, whether dogs, cats, fish, birds, small animals (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and ferrets), reptiles, or horses. They find playing with pets or just observing their antics is a great stress reliever and solace, particularly for the elderly or ailing. And they value what interacting with pets can teach their children.
Your Pets are such a huge part of your life as they not only run, play and interact with you at home they also most often travel with you as well.I know our dog Bailey comes on all of our camping and weekend getaways.
The odd time the he cannot come with us we either have friends look after him or put him up in a local boarding kennel that we have a good relationship with.
Always ask around to get others feed back on their experience with their kennel to help you narrow down the right fit for you and your pet.
You should spend as much time and effort caring and looking out for your pet as you would the rest of your family as understanding the needs and wants of your four legged family member, for example with a pet door you never have to guess if they want to come and go they just do it.
Always have plenty of fresh water for them to drink and a comfortable place to lay their head just as you provide any other member of your family.
Pets are a very important part of our lives and not just a piece of jewelery we can take out and show off when ever we want.
So give them unconditional love just like they give you no matter how bad your day has been they will be there for you.