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.

Agree

Shortie

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

Disagree

Mahshiemonalisa

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
Cristian

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
lilac123

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
achi007

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

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