Ever wonder why dogs are known as ‘man’s best friend’?
Pets can dramatically improve your life in many ways. If you are considering an animal addition to the household it is important that you make the right choice according to your circumstances in terms of time, space and finance. Once you have thought through these factors you may decide that a pet is for you! Here are some of the ways that they can enhance your health and happiness.
Dogs can provide the perfect excuse to take up regular exercise and are also fantastic companions. They need to be walked daily but who can refuse those big brown eyes, and what better way to enjoy keeping fit? You don’t need to have a huge amount of space to enjoy this pet if you are able to take them to the local park or around the block for exercise, and you’ll be surprised how quickly this minimal effort can improve your fitness. As with all pets you must approach the decision to take on a dog responsibly, but if you are able to provide a good home for a dog then you may find that it’s the best thing you ever did.
Horses also provide fab fitness opportunities for those with a passion for horses and the financial means to consider this option. Make sure you get some advice to make sure that owning or caring for a horse is appropriate for you and your lifestyle.
Dogs and horses again provide many social advantages. They get us out and about and are a talking point between owners. Organise walks or rides with likeminded pet owners and watch your social circle grow.
Any pet can improve your mood so you can decide which suit your personality and circumstances best and choose your companion from fish to felines!
Cats are a huge favourite as they are reasonably independent and often show lots of affection to the owner. The unconditional love provided by pets can be extremely comforting to those who suffer from loneliness or isolation, often in a way that cannot be found in people. They are there for ontap cuddles, they don’t judge and will never tell a secret. Fish might not be quite as cuddly, but research shows that aquarium owners have lower stress levels and reduced risk of heart attack.
It has been proven that for most people the company of a pet helps to prevent depression and lowers blood pressure due to stress and tension. Unless you are allergic, too busy to care for a pet or dislike them for some reason, it is almost guaranteed that having one will provide health benefits. If the idea of meditation does not appeal, owning a pet could provide a great alternative.