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Pets and People By: Clarissa Dixon
My Question Can pets affect peoples outlook on life?
My Sub-questions Can pets affect someones care giving skills? Can pets affect a person financially? Can pets affect people in a negative way? How de different types of animals affect people?
My Hypothesis I think that animals can affect people in any type of way. Having pets can often provide people with helpful skills. They can teach responsibility and can teach people and kids care giving skills.
How I found my Information… Web sources: Researched on the internet Book sources: Researched with Gale Personal experience: I own a cat and gerbil Interviews Interviewed various people w/different types of pets.
The Statistics (Dogs) About 77.5 million owned dogs in US 39% of US households own at least one dog. 67% own one dog 24% own two dogs 9% own three or more dogs Average: owners have 1.7 dogs 19% of dogs were adopted from a shelter. Average: owners spent $225 on vet bills/visits annually. 75% owned dogs are spayed/neutered.
Statistics (Cats) About 93.6 owned cats in the US 33% US households own at least 1 cat 56% owners own more than 1 cat Average: owners have 2 cats (2.45) More female cats are owned than male (70% vs. 65%) 22% owned cats were adopted from a shelter Cat owners spend about $203 on annual vet visits. 87% owned cats are spayed/neutered
Some of the things that owning a pet has an affect on…
Skills Responsibility Care giving Time Management Respect Conscientiousness of your actions
Finances… Costs of your pet: Vet bills Food Care Special needs medication
Negative aspects… Mistreatment of the animal Wrong type of pet for the owner Financial stress vet bills and food
Different Types of Pets… Some people like more interactive pets Dogs (mainly) Some people like low maintenance pets Fish, rodents, cats
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