Having pets

Pets in bed lead to better sleep

Heals depression

Good companionsPrevent loneliness

Terapy and treatment

Having a pet is also a powerful way of keeping yourself functional mentally. All types of pets have been shown to improve the health of mentally challenged patients. Pets are a helpful addition to combat a range of disorders, from treating those with post-traumatic stress disorder to helping those who struggle with depression.Not only do these findings bring hope to those with health challenges, it also means that through spending time with your pet, anxiety and stress can be greatly reduced every day.

Encourages physical activity and being outdoors

Pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels thanks to extra exercise.

Opportunities for socialization

Stress relief

Having a pet at home will mean much more fun and much less boring time. Dogs and cats can be pretty goofy, but they're pretty much guaranteed to make you laugh here and there. They all have their different personalities, of course, so you will be constantly delighted with them, just as you would be with any human you like.Or perhaps more so because they won't let you down the way people can.They're more like a human baby, minus the part where they cry and can't walk or feed on their own. Dogs and cats also like attention and are going to want to play with you from time to time, which of course is also fun. In fact, some workplaces are beginning to allow people to bring their dogs to work, because they can actually increase productivity around the workplace, despite the extra attention they might require throughout the day.This is mostly due to the fact that dogs lead to stress reductions that make people work more efficiently.

Is good for the heart

Pets are good for the emotional heart, but they're also good for the physical heart. There have been many different studies investigating the links between pet ownership and cardiac health, and they are quite compelling. Over the course of 20 years, one such study took place and found that people who had never owned a cat were 40% more likely to die from a heart attack than those who had.Overall, pet owners have a lower death rate from any cardiac disease than do non-pet owners. Pet owners may be more active, but they tend to be happier as well. The good feelings that accompany pet ownership can reduce heart rate and blood pressure, both helping to support the heart's health.

Responsibility

Practice good pet hygieneTeach children how to interact with animals

Pets, especially dogs, have the ability to promote wellbeing and increase mental health

Pets empathize with you

Another positive thing about getting a pet is having a family member who will always empathize with you. Regardless of what pet you get, when we feel under the weather or have had a bad day, most larger pets can feel.It's a huge boost on those less than perfect days to have something to cuddle with, that genuinely cares if you feel better.

Learning patience

Especially when it comes to younger pet owners, we can learn valuable lessons from having a pet.Training your pet can be a patience lesson, while treating your pet well can help kids learn how to be gentle and understand.

Did you know?

4 August is Pets at Work day

A dog’s sense of smell is 1000 times greater than a human

Cats spend approximately 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves

94% of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day

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