Companion Animal

Companion Animal refers to an animal that is kept for pleasure or protection.

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It lives together with its owner.
Companion animals provide company to their owners. Looking after companion animals requires time, money and effort.
It provides pleasure or protection to its owner.
Companion animals can have positive impact on both physical and mental health of their owner. Companion animals may increase particular health risks (e.g. allergies, asthma, parasites, and injuries).

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