Many people look at pets as another chore, when they are actually very good at being a best friend, confidante that understands all of life’s problems, and the best motivation in keeping healthy. Pets can also keep children active, promote responsibility, and help with socialization problems that are becoming more prominent in today’s society. With a pet adoption a person gains more than just an animal, the community at large is also helped by opening another kennel in the animal shelter for another loving animal. Becoming active in the community is just that simple, but there are other ways to promote animal welfare and overpopulation that affects so many areas of the world. Research has shown that adopting a pet is a great way to improve mental and physical health, promote family values, and become active in the community by rescuing an unwanted or stray animal.
Money spent on pets should be spent instead on sick children or stray animals. Americans spend 19 billion a year on veterinary care for their pets. It doesn’t include the food and other supplies their pets need, which it adds up to 47 billion a year. Americans are spending more money on their pets than the federal government spending on welfare grants. (Burkhard, Bilger).
When owning a pet it is essential to provide food, shelter, and health care. However some pet owners take their obsession too far and spoil their pet. Bigler states that “Americans now spend $19 billion a year on veterinary care for their pets.” A specific care given is root canals. With all the money that is spent on providing root canals, the people providing that money can find a better use for that money. The money should go to those animals with a chance not the ones who are on the verge of death.
The answer is they wont survive, it is estimated that 15,000 orphans die every day due to malnutrition which is completely preventable. Americans have the means and reasons to help out these children, adopting internationally is expensive, no one will tell you different. But is it worth letting a child die rather than paying for their health? The answer is no, every child deserves a family that you could provide for them. A family that will support them and give them a health life.
Veterinarians of all positions work hard. They all do their share in treating their patients and clients. Our veterinarians do a lot for us and our beloved pets and wildlife. They work as doctors, but for animals instead of humans. So, they should be paid just as much as our doctors.
She is the most caring and giving woman you could ever meet. This is all why facing the fact that I could possibly loose her so soon was a very scary time in my life. It was a couple years ago, I was about ten or eleven, maybe younger, young enough for my mother to keep my brother and I in the dark about the whole matter until it was almost over. My grandmother was going to the doctors a lot, I thought nothing of it because it was normal with her asthma and other medical conditions. What wasn’t normal was that she was sad, very sad.
This essay will argue that Huttmann made a wise decision and did not commit a crime. She made a very difficult decision to free Mac of his misery and live with a peaceful conscience. During the 80's euthanasia was not a common procedure for hospitals. There are patients like Mac who are very ill and transformed from a strong, young person in to a skeleton trapped in a hospital bed. When people are very sick and have to lay in bed for months without showing a bit of progress, as in the majority of the cancer cases, they are in agony.“The Doctor believed that life must be extended as long they have the means and knowledge to do it” (Huttmann 114).
She had forever been lonely until her mother got her a dog. “I knew that companion dogs love you, but I believed that it would not be the same; dogs are not parents. But as time goes by, I realize that Benji loves me unconditionally and it is enough,” Gabby told me. Most people say that dogs are man’s best friends. Dogs make great companions; they are loyal, loving, and friendly family pets.
For the purpose of saving livestock and the health of our country, veterinary pathologists (also known as DVM’s) research, study, and test deceased animals. Keep in mind that they can work up to eighty hours a week, but make between $91,000 and $200,000 annually. Despite the pay, veterinary pathologists are constantly involved in a crisis which can stress them out greatly. Nonetheless, vets are here to help in more than one way. Of course, I have a reason as to why DVM’s are my personal favorite.
With these facts in mind I think the positives outweigh the negatives and humans should use animal testing to conduct research. I think the biggest reason for animal testing is for medical purposes. Mice are the most commonly animal tested animal and share 95 percent of its DNA with humans. With that being said if scientists do testing on 100 mice and they all die in the process but it saves just 1 person’s life it is worth it. Killing or injuring an animal is never a good thing, but if it can be used to save a human it is worth it.