Pets should be allowed to visit their owners in hospital.

Pets should be allowed to visit their owners in hospital.
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.



Pets are family.

Pets are family in my eyes and I feel that they too should be able to see their owners when they are away from home in hospital. I have seen stories about owners who are seriously ill and they allow their pets in to see them as a comfort to their owners as well as the animals who obviously will worry about where their owners are.

I do agree that animals should be allowed in to be with their owners even if only for a little while just as a comfort to both of them. Maybe it would be nice to see hospitals bring some kind of policy in so that animals can visit and it not affect other patients.

Posted by Shortie on 03-20-2017



Well No.

I would not risk the life of countless other patients by bringing my pet to the Hospital.

And I'm not talking only about dogs. People have very diverse pets and the laws against them should stay in place since they can carry a lot of dangerous germs and some people might fight for their lives.

Posted by Cristian on 01-05-2017

not possible on a large scale

I do not think that it would be sustainable in any way for Hospitals to allow pets to visit their owners while admitted. It would cause a whole host of logistical problems, the most serious being the germs/pathogens the animal could bring into the sanitary atmosphere of the hospital. Pets are also unpredictable, especially when they are in a new place, and could run off and trip a hospital employee or patient or attack a person out of nervousness. While it's a nice sentiment, for all practical reasons I do not think pets should be allowed to visit their owners during a hospital stay.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 01-22-2017

Not a good idea

Pets may help to feel mentally better,but it would cause more bad effects more than good effects.Pets can carry germs and pathogens with them and it would create more trouble to the patients.And some patients may be allergic to certain animals.If each and every patient brings pets,the whole hospital would be like a kennel or a zoo,it would bring massive hygiene problems.So I don't think this is a good idea..........
Posted by achi007 on 04-30-2017

Probably not

Although there seems to be a general sentiment that pets can carry germs, it seems a little bit hypocritical when humans visiting loved ones in the hospital could be carrying transmittable illnesses such as colds. However, because animals can be harder to control and more unpredictable, I would say that no they should not be able to visit their owners.
Posted by lilac123 on 05-21-2017

No... :-(

As much as I love dogs and enjoy their visits anywhere, I don't consider the idea that they can get inside a hospital. It's something biologically unacceptable, although it's extremely beneficial to the patients.

They are two very different viewpoints. :-)

Posted by WildSpirit on 07-23-2017

NO! NO PETS ALLOWED!! (Except Seeing Eye Dogs)

Oh come on! Seriously? Bring a dog or a cat to visit the sick owner in a hospital? Who are you trying to make better? The owner? We got cameras and all kinds of tech stuff to create images. Take pics of the dog or cat and show it to the owner. He or she is not the only patient in the hospital. Some people have allergies. Some pets have fleas! Have some consideration for the entire patient population.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 08-15-2017

Should Not!

For safety precautions, pets should not be allowed to visit their owners in the hospital. Hospital is largely occupied by sick people and the place isn't for animals.
Posted by DanoCath on 09-10-2017


No because people have allergies and some are afraid of dogs. Most hospital rooms are shared rooms with at least one other patient. A lot of people don't bother to train their dogs, either, so the dogs end up barking, growling, snapping at people, pissing and pooping on the floor. They could also bring in fleas, spread diseases to other dogs that visit, fight with other dogs that visit, etc.
Posted by Juliemonkey on 10-23-2017


This is a somewhat complicated subject, as many pets can help in treating patients. However, they can be a risk to the health of other patients because the hospital is an environment that must be totally clean. I think there should be at least one room where it might be possible to take the animal to see its owner without disturbing the hospital's policy.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-17-2017
Pets are not allowed in hospital premises because it is generally believed that they will create new infections. However, if your pet is well vaccinated (has all required vaccines), I don't see any problems in letting pets visit theri master in the hospital. As long as the patient feel comfortable, I believe vaccinated pets should be allowed to meet their masters in the hospital.
Posted by vinaya on 08-25-2017
I am a dog owner and if I am confined in the hospital, it would be a great thing if I would see my dogs. However, I understand the hospital regulations in giving utmost protection to their patients. And maybe I wouldn’t be happy in seeing other dogs visiting their master for they might be bringing some diseases. Especially for children patients who can easily be afflicted, I agree that dogs and other pets should not be allowed to enter the hospital for safety purposes.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-03-2018
I don't see anything wrong with pet visiting their owners in a hospital especially if it well vaccinated and taken care of,why should it be restricted. A tamed dog is as good as a good brought up kid.,it would not be a bother in any way unless it a wild dog and can cause harm there, then no way should such a dog be near the hospital.
Posted by lovely on 01-18-2018
I love my pets a lot and I feel better whenever they are around. I may sound crazy here but I regularly talk to my pets. I have a special bond with them. I am of the opinion that if the pets are healthy and have been vaccinated then the pets should be allowed to visit their owners. This may actually help the patients to feel better and recover faster. However, in case of certain diseases contact with animals may cause more harm than good. In such cases, it will not be wise for pets to visit their owners.
Posted by Pixie on 02-28-2018
I'm a pet lover. I agree that they should be given permission to visit their owners in the hospital as long that the owner have their own room so not to disturb the next patient with them. I do believe that a pet can help the recovery of their owners.
Posted by Scarlet on 03-01-2018
If their owner is paying for a private room and is not at the ICU or at risk of contracting further infection due to exposure with an animal, I think that a pet may be allowed provided that precautions are taken so that nobody else takes a risk with the animal's presence. Personally, though, i wouldn't want my dog to pay me a visit at the hospital if I ever get confined. That will just place her in a stressful situation. I would prefer for her to stay at home and not be bothered.
Posted by chatbox on 03-01-2018
I dont think it is the right thing to bring your pets to the hospital because it will distract and affect the psychology of the other patients in the hospital.
Posted by babyright on 03-02-2018
That would really sound good but it will pose a lot of health and security risks for the hospital staff and other patients who might have allergies also it could be dangerous too.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 04-16-2018