It is without a doubt that pets have positive impacts on pets. In fact, did you know that owning a pet can boost your overall health and self-esteem? According to National Center for Health Research, owning a pet has many physical and mental benefits.
- Lower blood pressure
Animals have the ability to relax and ease humans as they bring forth feelings of companionship. Those with pets are reported to have lower blood pressures and heart rates.
- Ease anxiety, Higher self-esteem and social development
An environment where the child grows up with the pet is highly beneficial. Children who have pets generally experience less anxiety and are more comfortable in social situations.
- Keeps you active
Dogs are always on the move and wanting to explore. Having a dog keeps you active because you need to be actively physically playing with them and walking them. A daily walk is not only good for your dog, but for you too!
Those listed above are just a few of the benefits, but there are hundreds of great reasons to own your very own furry friend!
Watch the video below to learn how pets make humans healthier!
If you’re thinking of owning a pet, visit your local animal shelter for more information.