Many hospitals and clinics do not allow pets due to hygiene reasons, and also for fear that there could be disruptions due to the actions of certain animals unless they are not taken care of by visitors. Yet, if you were to consider the benefits for the patients, you would probably agree that pets should be given permission to visit their owners. There are in fact a few hospitals which are granting this permission because the positive effect that this visit leaves on the patient is really indescribable. Pets help to make patients feel better mentally and emotionally. They help patients put on a smile on their face as they meet their treasured friends which used to spend so many hours every day with them at home, and due to the hospital stay they missed their companionship for several days. Pets, in their innocence and with their indescribable love, make patients forget at least for a bit their pain and discomfort, as they focus on their loved furry friends and take on their enthusiasm and joy for life. Do you think that pets should be allowed to visit in hospitals? And if not, please explain why.