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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: Here for more information.