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Why choose a pet?

Are you planning to adopt a pet, but not sure yet? Or has your child, partner or roommate dropped hints that it's time to welcome a pet? We are happy to give you some tips on why choosing a pet can be a good thing!

It is perhaps understandable that every pet needs the necessary attention and care, so the division of roles as to who will do this is important. In addition, a choice between an adult dog and a puppy is also important, as they all require different care. Whether you need to convince yourself or someone else, we are happy to give you some tips.

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But first: The road to a pet

Having a pet at home can be fun and educational, but to prevent animal suffering it is extremely important that this is not an impulsive decision. When you take a four-legged friend into your home, you are responsible for ensuring that it has and continues to have good health and hygiene. Perhaps the most important thing is that you first research the breed before making the final decision. Can you give the future dog enough attention, and do you have sufficient financial resources to cover the costs?

A pet is fun

Giving and receiving attention is always fun. It often sounds a bit strange to people who have never or never had pets in their lives, but pets are often good and attentive listeners. Whether it's heartbreak or great news you heard today, a dog is always there to listen to you.

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A pet is good for social contacts

It has been proven that people judge other people more positively when they have a pet. For example, people often find a man with a puppy more attractive and reliable. Don't bring a pet into your home to be considered more attractive. In addition, a dog helps with social contacts, during walks you can more easily start a conversation with other people with dogs.

Quadrupeds are interesting

By watching your dog, we learn the behavior of the four-legged friends. This way you also build a strong bond with your pet, which is quite important, but special at the same time. It's fun to observe your dog's behavior and get to know their personalities.

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A dog is good for your mental health

People with pets see their pet as a friend, a buddy for life. A pet gives attention, is extremely loyal, but at the same time asks for very little in return. As a result, people with a four-legged friend often feel extremely valued. The role they play makes them feel useful, which boosts people's mental health.

Dogs are also good for physical health

In addition to mental health, having a dog is also extremely good for physical health. Not only because you need to exercise to take your four-legged friends for a walk, but also because you have positive blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In addition, stressful situations also ensure that having a pet has a more positive effect on your heart and blood vessels. This is how a person becomes calm and calmed down to pet a dog. If you let young children grow up with pets, the chance of allergies is much smaller.

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Taking care of a pet is good for you

Having a pet at home gives a person extra responsibility. There are daily recurring tasks such as ensuring that your four-legged friend has food and water, walking and washing regularly. This causes many people to create a structure that is good for them. Confidentiality also provides extra self-confidence, especially when your dog responds well and positively to the attention, care and hygiene. A happy dog ​​is a happy owner!

In addition, having a four-legged friend is a good way for young children to learn responsibility from an early age. So you can show them how to feed your pet and take them on walks with the dog.

Submit your question

Do you have a question about your four-legged friend, your dog's behavior or a question regarding dog hygiene and care? Submit your question the online form and perhaps we will answer them!

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