Is a Pet Worth Your Health?

Did you know that according to research, only 1 in 4 million dogs will kill a human being? Well, now you know. This figure is way lower than most people tend to believe.

In the U.S. only, dogs account for 78 million of the 62% of household pets. 86 million are cats.

What is the point here? Majority of the households have kept pets, something that has been done since time immemorial. Pets benefits human beings in a way that no other animal can.

Unlike long ago when pets e.g. dogs and cats, had some type of work function, today they are viewed as people’s companions and are actually allowed to live indoors.

Obesity has afflicted many people causing various ailments like heart disease. Walking your pet for 1 mile each day will contribute tremendously to your weight loss. See, while you are walking you have company and so it will be much easier to cover a distance unlike when walking alone.

 Research has been done showing that pets come in handy to help in lowering blood pressure and heart rate and even combat depression. It is fantastic that we can lead a healthier lifestyle by providing a home for pets.

After the hustle and bustle of the day, it is important to go to a love-filled cozy home. One way is through the snuggles of a cat or a dog. This way, your focus will be altered from the crazy day you’ve had to a sweet and welcoming environment thus reducing stress levels.

Studies have shown that pet therapy contributes to a balanced life among senior citizens. They tend to have feelings of wellbeing from the unconditional love they receive from their pets. When faced with trauma, pet owners experience less stress than non-pet owners.

Every once in a while when you need to vent you have the company of your pet.  It may not understand you, but talking about it will help cope with the situation. You are yourself around the pet and you speak out without the fear of reproach.

Interacting with pets gives a wellbeing that no medication can give and the side effect is a better health.