Being a pet owner is a magical experience in itself. They are the warmest and most friendly companions you can ever get. As a pet owner – you love your pet with all your heart and soul. That’s why the idea of medical research conducted on your pet may sound alarming. However, it may not be wrong if your pet faces a life-threatening ailment. With the current state of affairs in the MENA and Gulf Region, giving your pet to medical research may be beneficial for them and you. Let’s examine why you should allow medical research on your pet.
The Current Housing Rules for Pets
MENA and Gulf Regions have pretty stringent rules for housing pets. Even though the rules are quite balanced and respect the freedom of pets, they also add tons of additional responsibility to the owners.
For instance, the Dubai Municipality has a robust set of codes and standards that you need to follow to own a pet. Some of these rules are as follows:
- You need to be able to control your dog absolutely. Additionally, your pets also must be kept appropriate when outdoors. Failing to comply with this rule may result in fines of up to 500,000 AED and 6 months of jail time.
- Pet cleanliness is mandatory, and unclean pets can attract legal action.
- Failing to vaccinate or register your pet may result in fines ranging from 150-500 AED.
- Using a leash is mandatory in Dubai, except when taking your dog out for a walk.
- The UAE bans 12 dog breeds, and it is illegal to own any of them in the country.
- To own a dog in Dubai, you need to have a mandatory license.
These rules impose a very stringent standard on owning a dog in Dubai. Even with the most popular breeds like Havanese, Yorkshire Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, German Shepherds, etc., the hassle can quickly become overbearing for you. Additionally, with such laws, it is challenging to own a pet which may be suffering from an illness.
Why Medical Research?
From the current policy regarding pets, it is inferred that pet health and safety are significant concerns for the MENA and Gulf Region. However, even today, medical practice lags when it comes to pets. Most dogs still suffer and may die from ailments like the canine flu, canine distemper, external parasites, heartworms, etc.
Thus, instead of letting your loving companion suffer, you can allow licensed medical research for them. Such practices follow the best know-how of keeping your pet healthy and constantly work on finding individual and mass cures for pet illnesses.
The benefits of giving your pet to medical research are:
- Your pets get appropriate care at the end of their life,
- The chances of recovery from life-threatening illnesses are significantly higher,
- It reduces your chances of violating the stringent regulations pertaining to pets in MENA and Gulf Regions
We understand that pets are indispensable companions in life. However, allowing medical research on your pet can help save your pet’s life, along with many others.