It’s the age old saying of ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’; but what if that were the case when it came to our pets? It’s been known and studies have shown that there are multiple health benefits to owning furry fuzzy creatures. Whether it be for physical or emotional reasons having a pet can do wonders for a person’s health.
Here are some of the benefits:
- They are Destressors
Did you know that petting a dog or cat actually can lower a person’s blood pressure? The act of petting helps
the body release hormones to make you relax. Also the idea that you get to come home to a ball of fur who is extremely happy to see you and showers you with kisses as soon as you walk in the door – how can you not all of a sudden be in a better mood?
- Healthier Lifestyle
If you have a dog chances are you’re taking them out for multiple walks a day, right? Walking is not only good for your pet but also your health. It lowers blood pressure, builds stamina and endurance, while letting your body get the fresh air it so deserves and needs.
- Helps with Depression
Trying to beat the blues can be extremely difficult for some. Pets offer unconditional love, help owners find a sense of belonging and purpose; in the hopes it will lift their moods. Animals are extremely intuitive and can sense when you’re sad, angry, etc.
- Helps Children’s Immune Systems
It’s been said that babies raised in families that have pets may be less likely to get allergies or forms of asthma due to early exposure of hair, fur, dander, etc. It is possible that having pets around infants, can also help aid in fewer colds and reduce ear infections.