Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have a question for you, Have You Ever Wondered-“Do Pet’s Help Your Health?”
I can tell you without a doubt that they truly do! Having a pet is a wonderful experience or at least it has been for me and my hubby.
I love all animals, but I have to confess I am more of a dog person than anything else. Don’t get me wrong I love cats too.
It’s just that when you call a dog they will come to you, call a cat and they look at you like, “I will come to see you when I get ready!” Lol! You know what I mean, right?
Well, today I am going to help you to see why owning a pet does help you stay healthier and happier.
I am going to be covering the following:
- Why Owning a Pet Helps Your Health
- 8 Ways Pets Can Make You Healthier
- Do You Have Any Health Issues-Get a Pet
- Did You Know Owning Pets Can Help Your Neighborhood
Why Owning a Pet Helps Your Health
If you own a pet it can help you with anything from stress to depression. Furbabies can help you live a healthier happier life.
As you may know, owning a dog or cat is a pretty big responsibility, but as you will soon see putting in all that effort will be well worth it, I promise.
Not only will you get great health benefits from owning a pet, but owning one of these furbabies will make a great companion for years to come and help reduce the risk of many health problems.
This, in turn, will help to improve your overall health.
Now I have another question for you, have you ever noticed when you are around a pet that they make you start to feel better?
This is quite true if you get to spend quality time with a cat or a dog perhaps they can start to have a positive impact on the way you are feeling.
It can be any other type of animal besides a dog or cat. Pets can be a great stress reliever for you.
There’s nothing like coming home from a hard day’s work and have a dog meet you at the door. You will receive their undivided attention and they will let you know just how much they have missed you.
Not only are they good at helping you to reduce stress, but they will also help to keep you active with playtime with them.
This will help you to stay in shape and perhaps keep your weight down. Another great plus to owning a pet.
8 Ways Pets Can Make You Healthier
- They help you to beat depression–Pet’s offer you their unconditional love that does so much to help with your mood. Feeling down and out? When you get home to spend time with your pet then you will see just how fast your mood changes from blue to happy.
- Gain a Healthier Heart- You get a healthier heart and decrease your chances of getting heart disease because dog owners tend to walk more than people who don’t own a dog.
- Lower Your Blood Pressure- There again people who own a dog or dogs get more exercise than non-dog owners thus decreasing your blood pressure.
- Decrease Your Stress- Some people may see owning a pet as stressful and granite it can be, but owning a pet can be one of the best stress relievers that you will ever encounter. Dogs give you unconditional love and companionship which in turn helps you to be more relaxed.
- Dogs are Social Magnets- Yes, this is very true, owning a dog can help you to connect with people you might not normally talk with. Most people can’t resist a cute puppy dog and will come up and ask to pet them and that will typically lead to a comfortable conversation.
- Be Happier- I can attest to this one, owning a pet does make me a happier person. It is said that people who have pets also are not as lonely as people who do not own one. They give one a sense of belonging.
- Help Decrease Allergies- I know sounds crazy right? But having a dog or cat can help you and your children to be less likely to have allergies because animals are exposed to all types of allergens.
- Live Longer Healthier Lives- Given all the health benefits of owning a pet, it also improves your overall quality of life. Because pets give us a sense of well-being which in turn helps your body to be healthier and keep your vital signs in check.
Do You Have Any Health Issues-Get a Pet
Do you have a child that suffers from asthma? It has been scientifically proven that children exposed to dogs from infancy to adulthood may help to protect them against asthma symptoms and eczema.
It has also been proven that households that own a dog show lower stress levels in children as well as adults. Plus you and your family will benefit from owning a K-9 friend because your pup increases your physical activity.
If you suffer from high blood owning a pet can help reduce your risk of heart disease because people that are dog owners tend to get more exercise walking or jogging. It has also been proven that people with high blood pressure can lower it by petting a dog or cat.
Are you anxious? If so, consider getting a dog. If you own a dog or even a cat, this can greatly reduce your anxiety levels because you will have the constant companionship of your furbaby plus their love and affection.
Do you have an Autistic Child? Guess what? A pet can help be social support for your child and help them relate better to you and other family members. When Autistic children get involved with pets, they view people on a more positive level.
Did you know that people with Alzheimer’s don’t have as many agitated outbursts and can maintain a healthier weight when they are around animals?
So, Have You Ever Wondered-“Do Pet’s Help Your Health?” I think its a safe bet to say, Yes they most certainly do!
Did You Know Owning Pets Can Help Your Neighborhood
I know this may sound like a crazy statement, but it has found to be true. When you own a dog you get out and walk around your neighborhood and this can lead to socialization with the neighbors that you probably would have never had.
Scientists have proven that pet owners are more likely to get to know their neighbors than non-pet owners. Specifically dog owners.
People tend to engage in more conversations with their neighbors because of walking their dogs.
This, in turn, has lead people to develop more friendships with their neighbors that lead them to develop social support that they may have otherwise not had.
I truly believe that our pets are not only good for us but are good for our communities as well because they help us to get to know our neighbors better and this helps us to develop lasting friendships.
I guess you are wondering how in the world this section has anything to do with pets helping your health.
Well, I will tell you. If any of your neighbors that you get to know (because of your dog) have a health crisis, they know they can call on you for help and vice versa. Thus probably saving someone’s life!
Donna’s Final Thought’s
I hope that you have enjoyed my posts on Have You Ever Wondered-“Do Pet’s Help Your Health?” and see the importance of owning a pet. I truly believe that owning a pet is awesome.
They will love you unconditionally no matter what and I have found that they are great listeners.
They are a joy to be around and will be one of the best friends you will ever have. But remember they require lots of love and attention and don’t mind returning the favor.
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