While pets are generally good stress relievers, there are situations in which they can actually cause us more stress than we already have.Â Â Itâ€™s best to recognize early on what circumstances may increase our stress levels and then pick the pet that best fits our personality, lifestyle, and budget.Â Here is a list of common stressors.Â Â Â Â Â
They require maintenance or have medical problems that go beyond oneâ€™s budget.
They interfere with oneâ€™s sleep for a prolonged period of time.
They make excessive amounts of noise (especially high pitched noises)
They are aggressive and/or unsocialized or lack basic training for species
They repeatedly escape from their enclosure
They have house soiling issues
Having too many to care for, especially if they donâ€™t get along
Careful consideration and placement of a pet or pets is necessary to help avoid pet induced stress to humans.