The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet
Proven Health Benefits from our Dogs
Health benefits of owning a pet! Health Benefits from Pets-Proven Human Health Benefits from Our Animals. Did you know there are proven health benefits to owning a dog or pet? ‘Studies show there are significant physical, mental and emotional benefits for both pets and pet parents,’ said Bill Pearce, chief marketing officer for Del Monte Foods. ‘It is as easy a taking your dog for a walk. Researchers say you’ll walk farther with your pet than you would if you were walking alone, an activity that benefits you both.’
The human-animal bond encourages people to get active, reduce stress, and live healthier together. There are proven health benefits to owning a pet. Reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, strengthening the immune system, and increasing physical activity are all positive benefits of dog and pet ownership. There are hundreds of stories of how pets have changed people’s lives. Owning a dog or pet can make a person fell loved and appreciated. Pets are good role models of how to live each moment to the fullest. Plus, pets are wonderful listeners.
Here are some interesting studies proving the health benefits of owning a dog or pet.
- Heart patients with pets are nearly five times more likely to survive a heart attack than those without pets. (Source: Ontario Veterinary Medical Association).
2. Pets can help us humans combat loneliness, depression, and other emotional problems, even something as common as stress. (Source: Generations, vol. XXV, no. 2, Summer 2001: New York Times, July 24, 2001).
Cholesterol and triglyceride levels are lower in pet owners than non-owners. (Source: Delta Society/Anderson, 1990).
If those are not compelling and convincing reasons to own and love a pet here are some more:
Owning a dog or pet can make a person fell loved and appreciated.
Pets are good role models of how to live each moment to the fullest.
Last but not least, pets are wonderful listeners.
Remember you local shelter has lots of loving animals hoping for an owner just like you!