It’s great coming home to my Rat Terrier, Roxy. When you have a bad day and you think your whole world is caving in on you, a pet makes you feel so much better. When you come in your pet really loves to see you and misses you through the day.
Many researchers have found that pets help lower your blood pressure, provide less anxiety, help your immunity, and can help you meet new people.
Many studies say that if kids grow up in a home with pets or on a farm where they are around other animals, they will have less risk for allergies and asthma as they grow up.
Studies have also shown that pets help the elderly. Caring for any pet will provide exercise and companionship for them. A cat is typically easier because it requires less care than a dog.
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. Similar to any enjoyable activity, playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine which are nerve transmitters that are known to have pleasurable and calming properties.
Heart attack patients who have pets survive longer than those without pets according to several studies.
When you are out walking your dog you are bound to meet people. You will meet others who have dogs and you might set up a doggy play date for the dogs. Or you might meet people who don’t have dogs but who are interested in yours. This make a great time for you to meet your neighbors and network for jobs, friends, and possible dates. Dogs are a great socialization tool.