I wouldn’t trade my pets for anything in the world, but I’d be a liar if I said it was always easy being a pet owner.
Even a fish tank requires a lot of regular maintenance work if you don’t want your house to smell like algae all of the time.
I learned this first hand in college when my roommate and I thought it would be a good idea to combine our money to buy a fish tank to look after for the year. By the end of our sophomore year of college, he had bought me out on my half of the tank and he brought the fish back home with him after we moved out of our dorm room. Nowadays I have a dog and a cat and am already busy enough caring for them both. The cat largely takes care of itself, but dogs can be needy for a host of reasons. I have to walk my dog at least three to four times each day, and this could easily get hectic for some people. On top of that, these pets naturally produce odors, especially if you don’t keep them clean. That’s mostly why I pay extra to put activated charcoal strips inside my HVAC system to go in conjunction with my air filters. These strips of activated charcoal are phenomenal at absorbing airborne odors as they pass through your central heating and cooling system. For an extra $10, it’s worth having better results from the central HVAC system. Some people overlook the possibility of airborne odors when assessing what kind of HVAC filter to purchase and use on a regular basis.