Consider Family Relationships Before Owning A Pet (1/2)

Is the interaction among the members of your household conducive to adding a pet? It is true that a pet can be an important source of solace to a child experiencing the stress of family upheaval. In high-conflict families, however, the addition of an animal may exacerbate already troubled relationships. A child’s attachment to a pet provides an area of vulnerability that an abusive parent or sibling can use as a tool for manipulation or coercion.

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Divorce is also a fact of life for many children today. It is a sobering reality that, statistically, children in the United States are likely to spend more years with a family pet than with both of their parents.

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2017-02-18T16:25:57+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Adopting A Pet|Tags: |

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