Pets Can Improve Your Mood:
Research supports the mood-enhancing benefits of pets. A recent study found that those who have pets are less likely, about 50%, to report symptoms of depression.
Pets Control Blood Pressure Better Than Drugs:
Drugs can generally reduce blood pressure, but they aren’t as effective on controlling spikes in blood pressure due to stress and tension. In a recent study, groups of hypertensive New York stockbrokers that got dogs or cats were found to have lower blood pressure and heart rates than those who didn’t get pets.
Pets Encourage You To Get Out And Exercise:
We are more likely to enjoy a walk when we have companionship!
- Help With Social Support
- Stave Off Loneliness and Provide Unconditional Love
- Reduce Stress—Sometimes More Than People
- Want to share something about your amazing pet? Post some of your own stories about how your pet contributes to your well-being, or ways they make your life easier!