Pets Are Becoming More Popular Than Children

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Pets have been shown to provide companionship, love, and emotional support to their owners. They can help to ease anxiety and loneliness, and can provide us with a sense ofpurpose and routine. In a recent survey, 36% of pet owners said their pet was their “best friend.”

Pets can also have a positive effect on our physical health. They can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and can increase our levels of oxytocin (a hormone associated with happiness and stress relief). Pets can provide us with an opportunity to get outside and get some exercise, and they can also help to teach responsibility to children.

It’s no wonder, then, that pets are becoming more popular than children. In the United States, there are more pets than there are children. In fact, 61% of American households have at least one pet, while only 52% have children under the age of 18.

There are a number of reasons for this trend. For one, pets are generally less expensive and more low-maintenance than children. They don’t require expensive clothes or toys, and they don’t need to be fed as often. Pets also don’t require as much attention as children, and they can be left alone for longer periods of time.

Another reason for the trend is that pets don’t come with the same baggage as children. They don’t have teenage angst or mood swings, and they don’t need to be disciplined. Pets also don’t have to be worry about going to college or finding a job.

There are some drawbacks to having pets instead of children, of course. Pets can’t provide the same level of companionship as children, and they can’t be counted on to be there for us in our old age. They also don’t have the potential to give us grandchildren.

Still, for many people, the pros of having a pet outweigh the cons. And as pets continue to gain in popularity, it’s likely that more and more people will choose to have them instead of children.

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