Do you know that in United States pets outnumber people? Recent statistics show that there are about 380 million pets opposed to 290 million people? 62 % of households own a pet, and 46% of all households own more than one pet.
The most common pet in USA is cat (of which there are 78 million pet cats), next comes dog (there are 65 million dogs), third most popular pet is birds (18 million). The other top pets are small animals and fish, but there are a lot less of these than cats and dogs.
More and more people are buying pets because they realise great advantages of having a pet, a pet is a great companion, a loyal friend and a part of family. Since a pet has such an important role to play in your life it is important thinking hard to pick right pet for you.
Careful research before allowing new member in can save a lot of frustration later. If you and your pet are not compatible, your coexistence will not be peaceful and eventually you may have to expel poor creature, because it is you, who made wrong judgment.
If you are choosing a pet real choice you are probably making is whether to get a dog or a cat, perhaps you are considering a pet that requires less effort such as a fish or bird also. If you decide to opt for a dog you must then choose what breed of dog toget, with over 150 breeds you are spoiled for choice!
Dogs are considered to be more of a companion or friend than a cat, however dogs require more care than cats. Cats are far more independent - they tend to spend a lot of time off by themselves, they also tend to form more of bond with home where they live than with people they live with.
It is very important to figure out how much space pet needs and whether you can provide it. If you live in a small flat and there is not enough room, think about whether a dog will be happy in that confined space. Even a cat might feel imprisoned. Probably in this case best selection is birds or fish, because they do not need much space.