Most parents will, at one time or another, be asked by their children if they can have a pet of some sort. Kids and pets go together like ham and eggs on a Sunday morning. Most people agree that kids should havpets. Not only does having a pet teach a child the responsibility of caringfor another living creature, but it creates a bond between the child and the animal.
Pets ask for very little but give unconditional love to their owners. Many children are interested in animals the minute they see these creatures. According to many psychiatrists, children who grow up with pets tend to be more caring towards other individuals.
In addition to creating empathy, pets can also raise a child’s self. .A pet will always be there for a child, even when it seems as if nothing else is going right. There is a comfort that most people, children and adults, find in being unconditionally loved.