July 5, 2022

A pet is a pet that is bred, bred and lives with people and does not belong to wildlife, while living in the home for the purpose of obtaining company and other benefits for people. Pets are not used as a working, farm or experimental animal. Pets are often considered to have attractive looks, intelligence and close personalities, but some may be welcomed altruistically, such as animals lost in shelters, and accepted by the owner with the compromise of their permanent care and attention, it is say responsible ownership. The most popular pets are dogs and cats. The technical term for a cat lover is an ailurophil and a dog lover a dog lover. Other animals that are usually considered in this category soon: rabbits; fures; pigs; rodents, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, rats, mice, and guinea pigs; birds, such as parrots, passerines, and ducks; reptiles, such as turtles, alligators, crocodiles, lizards and snakes; aquatic, such as fish, freshwater and sea snails, amphibians such as frogs and salamanders; and arthropods, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs. Pets provide their owners with both physical and emotional benefits. Walking with a dog can provide both humans and dogs with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction. Pets can also provide support for people living alone or in elderly adults who have few relationships. They also help to generate attitudes of responsibility, emotional support and to share leisure activities in children and young people. There is a class of animals that can be used as a medically approved therapy and that is a discipline recognized as zootherapy. They are mainly dogs or cats, which are taken to visit confined people, such as children in hospitals or the elderly in nursing homes. Also in prisons. Pet therapy uses animals and trainers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, or emotional goals with each patient. People often buy pets for companionship, to protect a home or property, or for the beauty or appeal of animals. A 1994 Canadian study found that the most common reasons for not having a pet were the lack of ability to care for it when traveling (34.6%), lack of time (28.6%) and lack of adequate housing (28.3%), with antipathy towards pets as the least common reason (19.6%). Some researchers, moralists and animal rights organizations have expressed concerns about keeping pets due to lack of autonomy and objectification of non-human animals.


Law 8/2003 of 24 April on Animal Health, a pet is an "animal that has man in its possession, as long as its possession does not have as its destination its consumption or the use of their productions, or are not carried out, in general, for commercial or lucrative purposes "(dogs, cats, terriers, birds and unexploited kissing), although there are also more restricted versions that define them as" those animals of company belonging to species that are traditionally and habitually bred and possessed by man, in order to live in domesticity in the home, as well as those of accompaniment, driving and helping blind or severely or severely visually impaired people "( dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets). According to the Code of Protection and Animal Welfare (28/07/2021) that regulates the regulations of pets, farms and experimentation in Spain, pets will be " all that is had or is destined to be had p er the man, particularly in his own dwelling because it serves him