Pets in the Home

A cyberspace devotee wonders about pets in the home, like dogs and cats. It seems that a lot of Hindus are against having dogs and cats in the home.

In Hindu villages all over India, there are no veterinarians to take care of cats and dogs. It is rather a luxury. Western educated Hindus often have beautiful cats and dogs within their home and take care of them according to the western way – sanitation, veterinarian help and all the modern faculties to maintain the luxury of a cat or a dog.

There is nothing that I know of in Hindu scripture that prevents one from having a pet in the home, except that sanitation according to Ayurveda, is extremely important for the health of the family.

Categories: Family Life
Tags: Upadesha
Author: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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