We just passed National Pet Memorial (September 10th), and it got us thinking…
What are some of the greatest things about having a pet?
Aside from the fact that pets are just flat out awesome, there’s actually a few scientific-backed reasons why it’s actually great to have a pet!
In this article, we’ll cover some of those, as well some other great things about having a pet.
Let’s get into it!
Here are the 5 greatest things about having a pet...
1. It’s Actually Good for Your Health!
Having a pet has several documented health benefits.
Here are just a few:
They can reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease [American Heart Association]
It can lower the likelihood of your children developing allergies
It gets you more exercise! For example, a study found that dog owners are 34% more likely to get their recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week versus non-dog owners
2. You’ve Got a Dedicated Companion
Your pet is your companion. It doesn’t ask for anything in return other than for you to feed it, care for it, and love it!
And in exchange, it acts as a friend when you need one of the most. Had a tough day? Your pet is there waiting for you when you come back, to cheer you right up!
And if you’ve had a great day? Your pet will help make it even better!
3. They Make You Happy
Having a pet can actually reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol!
All of these improve your mood and make you feel a bit happier.