Many of us pet owners know the feeling of joy that our companion animals bring to us. Some actually do not know that there are also physical and mental health benefits of the accompaniment of our pets.
Dogs can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness. They even improve your cardiovascular health which can improve your mood and ease depression. Pets provide valuable companionship for older adults. They can add true joy and unconditional love to your life.
One of the reasons for why dogs can help is because they complete the basic human need for touch. Hugging or touching a loving animal can create a calm and soothing sensation within yourself when you are stressed or anxious.
What is your favorite pet?