Why get one pet when you can get two? Lots of people do, and if you have the space and the financial resources, sheltering two animals is the best way to be a pet owner. Here are ten reasons why you should double down on your pets.
TWO PETS ARE LIKELY TO BE MORE ACTIVE THAN ONE BY ITSELF
Two ways that veterinarians gauge the health of an animal is by its level of activity and its weight. Being overweight is one of the biggest health concerns for pets, just as it is for us humans. When you visit your veterinarian, they probably always ask about how active little Fido is, in addition to weighing him. Activity helps to keep joints and muscles in good working order. Pets also need a certain level of activity for happiness sake, too.
When you have two pets, they are both likely to be more active. They may tussle with each other, play little games of hide and seek or even chase one another around the yard or house. It’s good for them and fun for you to watch.
THEY CAN COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE
Of course, we aren’t sure how animals communicate with each other. Maybe it’s telepathy or body language, but it’s likely a combination of the two. The point is, two animals of the same species are certain to be able to talk to each other in some way. When you have two pets, you’re giving each of your animals the joy of having another creature that they can communicate with. Can you imagine if you lived in a house where no one could understand anything you said? That’s how a lone pet feels.
THEY WON’T BE LONELY WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOME
Whether you’re just at work for the day or out for a long weekend, your pet has no idea when you’re getting back. It can be traumatic and lonely for your lone pet to be at home all day long or all weekend. But if you have two pets, they can comfort and keep each other company. They may play a little while you’re gone, snuggle up or just know that they aren’t all by themselves. Isn’t that a feeling that you can relate to?