How our pets help us
Dogs can be trained to detect drugs, explosives and diseases such as cancer. Cats have incredible hearing and can detect higher frequencies of sound than humans or even dogs. And, rabbits can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!
Owning a pet can keep you healthy by boosting your immune system and encouraging you to get regular exercise. Older people who regularly walk their dogs, walk faster and for longer periods, and have better mobility in their homes.
Growing up with pets may improve children’s social skills and encourages childhood responsibility. Pets can also encourage children to develop compassion, understanding and respect for living things.
Understanding your pet’s needs
Looking after a pet is a huge commitment and needs your full consideration before you decide to take one home. Whether you want a dog, fish, cat or a reptile, Pet Care has all the information you’ll need. Get expert advice on feeding, nurturing, playing and more, so that you can provide a great environment where you and your new arrival can flourish and grow together. Read about caring for your new pet and lots more, here.