A pet is a great friend and companion to us. After a stressful day at work, their capacity to love us eases the loneliness we feel.
Owning a pet brings a vast number of benefits. Be it a cat, a dog, a bird, a fish, or even a guinea pig, they bring us joy and improve our health. Science provides evidence that people who own pets at home generally acquire benefits to their lives.
But, sometimes owning a pet means having responsibility. As they provide us love and companionship, we should also take care of them properly. As a pet owner, a responsibility to protect them is a must as well as catering to their needs as part of our family.
Good for mind and soul
Pets can enhance your mood and help lessen the chances of having depression. According to a study, having a dog as a pet reduces loneliness and has positive impact on human mental well-being. Additionally, a dog, aside from being a man’s best friend, can help you keep active and bring upon social interactions. Dogs are known to be playful, loyal, friendly and they can feel when you’re happy or sad.
Help you control your blood pressure
Researchers found that pet owners have health benefits to gain like lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of fatal cardiovascular diseases. Surprisingly, those who have cats as pets may decrease the risk of death due to myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiovascular diseases. As the presence of pets has been associated with the reduction of stress and blood pressure, it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Brings entertainment to your home
They are not just loyal and friendly, they can also be your source of entertainment. Different pets mean different behavior and personality. Pets can ease your boredom and gloomy mood. With different personalities, it helps distract you with your agony, anxiety, and issues in life. This helps you engage in a happier environment and social interactions.
We appreciate life
We know that both humans and animals live and die. The first thing that we know is to take care of them and treat them like our family. We share our lives with them, even when we’re sad. Yet, the moment they left us in this world, it is the time to appreciate life.
Dealing with deaths is devastating as a pet owner. The feeling of agony and emptiness surrounds as if it will never go away. But, this will makes us strong and endure the emotional pain. After all, we should love our pets and allow them to be part of our lives.
Maedelyn is a journalism student from Cavite State University. She is a passionate girl whose dream is to travel the world and write stories about it. She likes photography and is interested in fashion. She also likes to watch classic movies.