For as many proven benefits as there are to pet ownership, there can be just as many drawbacks if you're not prepared for them. Take our quick quiz to help find the right pet for you and your family.
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Pets are a wonderful way to teach older children about responsibility, but even the most well-intended teen can be forgetful. Be sure your teens understand the consequences of not taking care of the family pet if it's their job.