Are Humans Dangerous To Pets?

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Some people say that owning any kind of pet is wrong, since it requires taking an animal out of its natural environment. But, most pets are well cared for and they can be of great benefit, both emotionally and, especially with dogs, protective and even helpful. Still, sometimes humans can be harmful to animals, despite their best intentions. Here are some of the reasons why…
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Cats

All cats are super clean. Not all humans are. So, cats are more prone to picking up bacterial viruses that are caused by outright filth. But, the number one human threat to cats? Dogs…
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Dogs

Domesticated dogs are all wolf hybrids, meaning their gene set is vulnerable. Exotic dog breeding in the number one danger canines face today. But, perhaps the most common danger a pet dog deals with is not having enough room to grow. Don’t get an Irish Wolfhound if you live in a Studio Walkup…
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Birds

Pet birds may have the saddest lot of all. They can fly. FLY! But, they spend most of their lives stuck in a cage with their feathers clipped. And, mostly alone…
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Lizards

Lizards have no personality, so their usefulness as a pet is questionable, at best. They don’t even play as kids. Their biggest danger from humans, however, is when owners realize they can’t keep a lizard any more. What do you do with a useless, maybe even illegal lizard? Well…
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Reptiles

Pretty much what is done with lots of reptiles, especially snakes. They’re let loose in an inappropriate environment where they become either unnatural predator. Or prey…
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Fish

Fish are peaceful. Fish are colorful. Fish crap in their own water. Humans don’t always clean that water. Fish die…
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Turtles

Some turtles live longer than humans. A LOT longer. But, the biggest danger turtles face is bad diet. You can’t tell if a turtle is starving. Until it’s time to flush…
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Hamsters

Hamsters are burrowing mammals. That means, when they get loose, they hide. Really good. Have you ever accidentally sat on a pet hamster? It’s not pretty…
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Rabbits

Rabbits are cute. Their poop is gross, but easy to handle. But, the biggest danger to pet rabbits? They’re not cats or dogs. So stop treating them like they are…
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