There are lots of benefits of having pets. They can ease your loneliness, reduce stress and encourage you to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Studies have also found that:

  • Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression.
  • People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations.
  • Playing with a pet can calm you and make you more relax.
  • Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.
  • Pet owners over the age 65 make 30% fewer visits to their doctors.

You will lead a healthier lifestyle because

  • Exercise more frequently

    Studies have shown that dog owners are far more likely to meet their daily exercise requirements than non-owners.

  • Feel less lonely

    Pets provide companionship which helps to ease loneliness. A lot of pet owners talk or share their problems with their pets. Caring for pets will also make you feel needed and wanted, especially when you are staying alone.

  • Meet new people

    Pets can be a good ice-breaker for most pet owners. It is very often that pet owners will stop and talk to another pet owner about their pets or share tips on caring the for the pets with one another.

  • Providing sensory stress relief

    Touching and cuddling your furry kids can definitely relieves you and makes you feel happier.

  • Reducing anxiety

    The companionship of dogs offers comfort and helps ease anxiety.

How Pets benefits older adults?

Pets play an important role in healthy ageing by:

As you age, you’ll lose things that previously occupied your time such as work or the loss of your partner. Caring for a pet can bring pleasure and help boost your morale and optimism.
Having a pet will encourage you to exercise more and laugh more.

How Pets benefit children?

Pets play an important role in healthy aging:

We have seen a few cases where children grew up with pets have lesser risk of allergies and asthma. In addition, children who grew up with pets have more empathy and compassion. They are also more independent and responsible as they are entrusted with the duties of taking care of their pet’s needs such as food, hygiene, and well being.