For so many families throughout the United States, pets are an invaluable addition that are often considered members of the clan. To be sure, many families treat their dogs, cats, and other similar pets the same way they would treat their children, doing as much as possible to ensure their pets’ safety and well-being throughout the entire duration of their lives.
Of course, at Imagine Toys®, we love our pets, and we treat them with all of the love and respect in the world. In addition to this, however, we believe that pets truly play an important role in any family and have significantly positive effects on both the children, as well as the family as a whole.
You don’t need to head to the shelter and pick up a pooch to make your family whole. But, if you are considering bringing home a furry friend, or you already have one at home, then read through these benefits of family pets to understand their important place in your life.
Constant Positive Energy
It is nearly impossible to keep a positive attitude at all times. Even during the best of times, small things may nag or pester you throughout the day, bringing a small break to your cheery mood. Even if you just got a promotion at work, or your child aced his or her quiz, you may find yourself uttering a small complaint about the hot weather or the long lines at the grocery store.
Listen and look at your pet, however, and you will find nothing but positive energy at all times. Pets lack the same concerns we face on a day-to-day basis; as such, as long as you provide your puppy with a constant stream of love, as well as food and water, he or she will love you with all of his or her heart. This positive energy can help lighten the mood in your home, especially during times of sorrow or difficulty.
A Friend for the Kids
Being an only child can be extremely tough. Where other siblings have their brothers or sisters to keep them company throughout the days and nights, only children must keep themselves busy and occupied, and look internally for entertainment. Even if mom or dad spend time with them during playtime, only children have no one their age to which they can relate.
A pet, however, changes things entirely. Although a pet is not a human, and, as such, cannot directly relate to the child’s emotions, it can act as somewhat of a proxy friend for the little one as he or she grows and develops. Instead of spending time alone during playtime, the only child has a furry friend who can accompany him or her on imaginary adventures in many different worlds.
Adopting New Responsibilities
If you have had a pet before in your life, or you currently have one running around your house, then you certainly know that these furry creatures bring about a significant amount of responsibility. To be sure, pets not only require food and water, but need love, attention, and exercise on a routine basis to ensure they stay happy and healthy.
Of course, it is impossible to place the entire responsibility of a pet on your little ones. That being said, by raising a pet together you can help your children become more responsible in life in general. Your kids can be tasked with feeding and bringing water to the pet at night, and even accompanying you on walks through the neighborhood. Doing so together will help your kids develop a sense of duty for the furry friend.
But What if You Can’t Have a Pet in Your Home?
In many cases, it is not feasible for a family to raise a pet in their home. Someone may be allergic to animals, you may have pet restrictions in your building or apartment, or there just may not even be enough room for an additional creature.
Here, there is no reason to fret; you can always surprise your child instead with the Lottie Doll’s Pet – Biscuit the Beagle in place of a real-life furry friend. This sweet doll is the perfect toy for any little one over the age of three who wants the experience of raising a pet in the home. This fun toy for kids comes with a cute toy who can accompany Lottie dolls, as well as six different accessories to play with during the course of the day. Your little one will have a blast playing with this adorable toy for children.
The Benefit of Family Pets
There are numerous benefits of family pets for children of all ages. And if you are interested in bringing a critter into your home, consider these wonderful advantages to help your little ones grow.