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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Divorces and separations affect pets too. If your relationship is rocky, reconsider bringing a new member into the family. Also, if you separate from your partner, consider whether you could afford to keep your pet.