Positive effects of owning a pet

Did you know that a research conducted at a state university emphasized that a person experience less stress when in the company of a pet than when with a family, friend, and any human being?  There are still a dozen and more benefits that come with owning a pet.

Boosts Mood

Positive effects of owning a pet
Positive effects of owning a pet

The dog or cat’s optimistic demeanor and fidelity are natural mood enhancers. As life can be tough at times, your pet is there to listen to and absorb every word you say.  Sometimes, you don’t need other’s opinion; you just need someone there to listen to you and not talk back.  You can have that kind of companion in your pet.  After a few minutes, the mere presence of your favorite pal already boost your mood.

To add, a study revealed that those with terminal illnesses like Alzheimer’s are less likely to suffer from depression when in the company of pets.

Encourages to be fit

As pets need regular activity, you will then be encouraged to play with, run or walk them around.  Keeping your furry buddy in shape also means you improve your physical health.  Admit it too, walking alongside them also boost your happiness level.

Gains friends

Pet lovers or owners instantly create a bond.   Even if they are mere strangers, they can discuss for hours about pet food, grooming, and just anything that has to do with their furry friends.

Walking the dog around the neighborhood or nearby park is a great opportunity to meet new faces.  Strangers patting your furry friend and asking for its name are but common scenarios, too. Often when with a pet by your side, you get to interact with people you haven’t come into contact with before.  And before you know it, you’ve been talking for hours.  That simple walk in the park earned you a new friend, too.

Teaches responsibility

Positive effects of owning a pet
Positive effects of owning a pet

Having a pet at home teaches kids valuable life lessons in a fun and rewarding way.  Assign to the children the daily responsibilities of feeding, grooming and caring for their pet.  The experience they will gain from those tasks will help them understand more about grooming and nutrition.  They will also be more sensitive to the needs of others.

Positive effects of owning a pet

Many pet owners attest.  The quality of their life improves just by having their furry friend by their side.  More than decreasing depression, having a pet pushes them to be physically fit as well.

Positive effects of owning a pet
Positive effects of owning a pet

For children, their sense of responsibility improves as well as their dealings with others.  And perhaps, the best part of keeping a pet is having someone near you, to sit or lie very close to you as you pour your sentiments without it judging you negatively.

Berlin Domingo

Devoted. Compassionate. Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares a place called the small house with her husband and their four boys.