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post #31 of 41
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Seriously though, vets bills are the only drawback I can think of.


The above, and when they ultimately cross the Rainbow Bridge..

I've never regretted one day of being a Meowmy..

~KK~
post #32 of 41
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The only drawback is that their lifespan is too short.
That is so, so true
post #33 of 41
Biggest drawback is a somewhat loss of freedom to come and go spontaneously. You need to find someone to take care of your pet(s) in order to go away for a period of time.

But there are so many positives of pet ownership it outweighs the few drawbacks
post #34 of 41
A small drawback is loss of freedom...free to go where ya want, when ya want without having to worry about making sure that the birds have had enough attention and stuff like that. Not being able to go somewhere over night as easily as you could if you didn't and finding someone to watch them (that you know you can trust) if you have to go somewhere longer. But it is something I have gladly given up as you can see.
post #35 of 41
I agree with all of the drawbacks cept renting. We own so that's good.

For us, I think the biggest is we have special needs (i.e. mentally challenged) cats and we have to cater to specific needs and attitudes, break up fights, be prepared to run out the door with the injured kitty and race to the vets and hope it's nothing serious, be prepared to catch Jake as he hurls himself across a room to attack any person that walks in he doesn't know, grab Isis before she falls off of something and breaks a bone...again.

I guess what I'm saying, for us, is the constant worry. I worry over each and every kitty we have whether they be indoor/outdoor/tame/feral/whatever as each of them have very specific issues/needs.

But, reality is, I wouldn't trade a single one of them for a "normal" mentally healthy cat. I love my 4-legged doofus'!
post #36 of 41
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The only drawback is that their lifespan is too short.
That's the only drawback for me as well
post #37 of 41
For me the only drawback, like other people have stated...LOSING them too soon, if they only lived longer, it's so heartbreaking
post #38 of 41
The same drawbacks a child would bring. Money, time, emotions. But it's all worth it
post #39 of 41
I think you've got the top 3:
Hard to travel spontaneously
Expensive (vet, food, toys, etc)
Harder to find a place to rent (or move).

That being said, I don't feel that any of this would keep me from getting more furkids (even if I did just spend $252 on Stan's teeth )
post #40 of 41
Honestly, it's hard for me to say there are any drawbacks because any inconvenience or expense associated with pet ownership pales in comparison to the joy, companionship, humor and love they bring to my life.
post #41 of 41
Other people have already said this, but for me the only drawbacks are that they make it a bit more difficult to travel and that their time with us is too short.
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