Allergies: Some people are allergic to pet dander, which can lead to respiratory issues, skin rashes, and other allergic reactions.
Zoonotic diseases: Pets can transmit diseases to humans, such as salmonella or rabies, which can be serious or even fatal.
Injury risk: Accidental injuries from pet-related activities, like bites, scratches, or tripping over pets, can occur.
Stress and anxiety: Caring for pets can be stressful, and the responsibility can lead to anxiety or exacerbate existing mental health issues.
Asthma triggers: Pet allergens can worsen asthma symptoms in individuals with the condition.
Time commitment: Caring for pets can be time-consuming, impacting work-life balance and daily routines.
Financial strain: Pets come with ongoing costs for food, veterinary care, and other expenses, which can strain finances.