If you need a reason to get another pet, (as I am sure you already have at least one), this blog will support your decision and prove you need another one!
Pets are heart healthy!
Simply petting a dog or cat can lower your blood pressure. “Holding a pet triggers a relaxation
response, “explains Alan Beck, ScD, director of the Center for the Human-Animal
Pets boost immunity!
Petting an animal can up your levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody
that fights off the common cold, according to a study at
Pets teach our kids to be nicer people! Boys and girls who live with pets are more empathetic and social than kids who don’t, according to a Croatian study.
You’ll breathe easier! Pets cause some people to sneeze, to be sure. But people who grow up with a pet are less likely to have allergies and asthma later on, Swedish researches say. Other studies have similar findings. Early exposure to allergens – dirt, pollen, and pet dander – helps to create a stronger immune system.
You will be more physically fit! Having a dog means you have no excuse not to walk, and we know if you miss one day, your pet will let you know it! Dog owners tend to be in better shape than people who don’t have a dog to walk.
They keep you safe! People worry less about being attacked
when they have canine companion, say researchers from the
Pets help you feel less alone! Fifty percent of adults and 70 percent of
kids confide in their pet, according to research. Having a pet also helps children deal better
with the death of a parent, says a study from
You will meet new friends! Any kind of pet is a natural conversation starter. That may means simply getting to know your neighbors better. But for Melyssa Peters, it was life changing. At her local dog park, she started talking to Rob about dogs. “Our relationship began with long walks around the neighborhood. Three years later, we were married!”
I’m sure there a at least a million more reasons whey pets are good for our health. But, the above 8 are reasons enough to add another one to your household!