Companion Animal refers to an animal that is kept for pleasure or protection.
|Arguments in favor of||Arguments opposing|
|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).|