Benefits of Owning a Pet 2017-07-24T19:29:27+00:00

BENEFITS OF OWNING A PET

Emotional Benefits

  • Companionship

  • Improve your mood

  • Make new friends! Bringing a pet out on the town is a great way to break the ice and meet your neighbors

  • Experience unconditional love

  • Give back – bring your pet to pet therapy sessions at local rehab centers, schools, or other stressful environments

  • Reduce stress by focusing on the present moment – pets remind us to be “here, now.”

Physical Benefits

  • Increase physical activity and take your pets outside for playtime

  • Increase heart health through long walks, hikes, and other low-intensity steady state activities

  • Reduce child’s chances of developing allergies (see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3737566/)

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