Treating Your Dog Like Family

There are many people today who have pets that they think of as their own flesh and blood and one of their own family members. Pets are more than just a pet; they are a companion, a best friend and a family member. There are many people who love their pets enough to treat them as they would treat any other human being. Animals should be treated with respect and courtesy, just like we do for another human being. Animals feel physical pain, emotional pain and experience emotions just like humans. There is no reason at all that animals should be treated any differently. The only difference is they cannot communicate the same way that humans do. That doesn’t mean we cannot show them the respect they deserve. Dogs need their own space just as humans do, a place they can call their own home.

According to ASPCA.org, about 44 percent of households in the United States own a dog in their home. It’s estimated that there are about 78 million dog owners in the United States alone. Many people have also adopted dogs in order to help care for them. There are many dogs that end up going to the shelter every year due to abuse or abandonment from human beings. Animals have gone through a lot of distress by not being able to have independence. Human beings willingly take these animals and decide whether or not they are going to make them their pet or not. No animal truly has a say-so in what is going to be decided of their fate. It is humans who has the advantage. Due to this issue, it is important that people do what they can do treat their dogs equally and provide a home they can call their own.

There are many things that humans can do for their pets to make their pets happy and feel comfortable at their homes. One of them is making sure that pets are truly happy in their environment. According to Moderndogmagazine.com, dogs have the same hormone oxytocin that humans do, which is responsible for emotional states such as feeling love and affection for others. There has been studies that dogs feel what humans can feel in the emotional states. Therefore, giving your dog their own space in their own home will help to make your pet more comfortable and happy in their environment. There are many quality dog kennels available on the market that you can have specially customized, just for you dog. Your dog will have their own space to run in and out of, run inside if they get cold, and just a comfortable place they can freely roam and call their own.

Take the time to help your dog reach ultimate happiness and comfortability by thinking about what is best for them. What all pets want is freedom and independence, just as humans do. Give your dog a place that they can feel proud of.