Benefits of Having a Pet

Benefits of Having a Pet

Whether we choose dogs, cats, hamsters, or fishes, many of us are pet lovers. We get them for a variety of reasons. Some are cute and cuddly, and others are just fun to have around. I mean, a dog is a man’s best friend, right? If you have a pet, you are doing yourself more of a favor than you know. Studies have shown that owning a pet improves your overall health. It’s kind of mysterious, but the effects are real.Studies have shown that owning a pet improves your overall health. Learn the benefits of having a pet, and you'll be adding another member to the family!

Check out these benefits from Pets.WebMD

* spending time with a pet reduces anxiety and stress. Physically, the level of cortisol (a stress hormone) decreases and seratonin (feel-good chemical) increases
* studies have shown that pet owners have lower blood pressure
* pet owners have a lower risk of dying from a cardiac disease
* having a pet fights depression
* cat owners have fewer strokes (isn’t that crazy?)
* when children grow up with a cat or dog, they develop stronger immunity

It’s definitely true for me. Every time I walk through the door, my kitty is waiting on the other side, pushing against the door, so happy to see me. I don’t get a greeting like that from anyone else! However stressed I’ve been feeling, it all seems to melt away as soon as I pick him up.

So, if you’ve been on the fence about adopting that adorable fluff puff, go for it! You aren’t just helping the animal, you are helping yourself!

Pets are one of the reasons to healthy living and a happy home. Don’t forget to GRAB my FREE Manifesto Guide to inspire you to live loud and clear, and adopt a pet today!

5 Responses to Benefits of Having a Pet

  1. I am laughing because what I want to say: is my goldendoodle is my everything. Actually I will just say that 🙂 stress reliever, keeps me fit, keeps me company, and listens to all my bullsh*t 🙂

  2. I just lost my dearest companion of eight years, my Micah was everything to me. He was young dog when our eldest son was killed in a vehicle accident and Micah was the dog of our grief. He saw it all and was always there for us. We were bonded on a deep level. Three weeks ago today we let him go to eternal rest, he was suffering with a brain tumor. He hid his illness from me for as long as he could. I am lost. We have our son’s husky and three horribly spoiled cats – but I am missing my soul friend. I am pondering another dog. Micah was my emotional support canine – I knew he was the best anti-anxiety drug out there, but I had no idea how much he kept my anxiety manageable. I will keep pondering. We are foster parents for a German Shepherd rescue – just not sure I want something high drive again. Micah was Chow, Akita, and Malamute – just magnificent. I am chattering. Thank you for listening. I just miss my friend. Animals are angels in fur coats.

  3. We’re in the process of adopting our second foster hound. He’s in a rather destructive phase right now and my husband and I are getting frustrated. Yeah, pets do help with stress in the long run. Sometimes, in the short run, they cause it. We’ll get it together.

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