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Will pets cramp your style?

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Research shows that non-pet owners may avoid acquiring a pet because of the potential impact on their lifestyle. For example, 30% of non-pet owners felt that owning a pet would restrict their ability to travel on holidays and weekends. Another 28% felt they were too busy to own a pet, while 22% said they moved around too much. And then there was money: almost one in five non-pet owners (18%) said they believed that owning a pet might be too expensive for them. It is true that owning a pet requires the owner to dedicate time and money. But there are ways to deal with these concerns.