Pets Are More Than Just Pets. They Come With Benefits
People love their pets and the pets love their people. Pets may sleep on your bed, or receive Christmas presents or even have their birthday celebrated. There’s a lot to love about having a pet, and even more to appreciate about your little friend than you realize.
Pets can be wonderful companions, but they do so much more for you than just keep you company. Everyone in your household can benefit from a pet in your home.
A pet provides for more benefits than meets the eye:
- You always have an exercise buddy. It can be even more enjoyable to walk with a companion. When you take out the leash your dog will likely jump for joy. Dogs love to go for walks too. You may even meet other dog owners along the way. Having a pet can improve your fitness. You’ll most likely walk further with a dog then if you walk alone.
- Petting an animal has been found to be soothing, reduce stress and may even lower blood pressure. Lower blood pressure can decrease the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Therapy dogs visiting patients in hospitals brings smiles to everyone’s faces.
- Pets and kids go hand in hand. With a pet, kids always have a best friend. Kids adore pets. Having a dog can help children to be more responsible, social, and develop stronger immune systems.
- A pet gives our life purpose. Every day you have a reason to get up and take care of your furry friend. I’m sure your life has more meaning with a pet in your life.
- Uplift your spirit. Pets seem to instinctively know when you’re down. Sometimes doing goofy things to make you laugh or licking your tears away. Also, you may just feel better spending time and cuddling with them.
- Fun social life. You’ll meet new people and other pets when taking walks with your pup. Also, a great place to meet new people are at the dog parks and beaches which are popping up everywhere. Dogs love the interaction and fun and pet parents meet people easier when they have their pets in common.
- Do you talk to your pet? When you’re leaving the house do you tell your dog you’ll be right back? Do you apologize if you accidently bump into them? Pets are perfect conversation companions. They don’t judge or give bad advice. They’re always interested in what you have to say. Do you think about more intelligent people are more likely to talk to a pet? I do.
- Security. A well trained dog can alert you to potential burglars. I actually enjoy being alerted when I have packages delivered, since delivery people no longer ring the bell. A pet can help to keep you safe.
All pets are different. Consider your needs, desires, and lifestyle. For example, it may be easier to leave a few fish or a cat at home for the weekend than it is a dog.
If you’ve never had a pet, what are you waiting for? Consider adoption. There’s many rescue sites with mutts and purebreds waiting for good loving homes.
Do you love animals too?
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