Pet’s make wonderful companions for the aging and the young alike. Some of the great animal breeds to consider for your new pet are dogs, cats, and even rats.
Depending on what type of person you are and what you think is cute and cuddly will be a major deciding factor in what species of animal you would be a best fit for.
Some people are strictly cat people while others are dogs rule and cats drool people, and then others love rodents.
If you have a small living area and are not always home you might not want a dog because a dog needs to go outside to use natures bathroom and also to run around and get his/her exercise.
A dog would be more suited to a person who has a fenced in yard for the animals safety or an active person that will take the dog on walks using a leash.
Where a cat can be set up with a cat litter box and live their life indoors or out depending on your living situation, and a rat can live in an terrarium.
The health benefits of having an animal in your life are numerous. Animals, especially the ones mentioned above can bring the owner much joy and companionship, helping improve depression and some mental problems.
Some dogs have been found to have the ability to find cancer in patients that are affected. They will sniff and sometime lick the cancerous area (even if under the skin and unnoticeable to the human eye) and worry about it until it has been removed and others have been said to help patients with asthma.