If you are a proud pet owner, chances are you don’t have to be convinced of how great it is to have your beloved companion. If you need some more reasons to love and appreciate them, here are a few ways that owning a pet improves our quality of life:
Keeps you safe
If you own a dog, they can help protect you in a few different ways. Dogs can detect danger and thwart violent attacks from criminals. Their heightened sense of hearing and smell can help alert you of danger nearby.
Helps you stay fit
If you regularly walk your dog, you are more likely to get the recommended amount of exercise for the week than people who do not own dogs. Over time this will help you stay active and healthy. Studies have shown that older adults had lower BMI’s and fewer doctor visits than those who did not regularly walk a dog.
Reduce the risk of heart disease
Studies have shown that owning a cat or a dog decreases your chances of all cardiovascular diseases. It has also been proven that dog owners that do suffer from heart attacks have a better survival rate.
Reduce stress & depression
There is a reason why there has been an increase in therapy dogs over the last decade-they really work! Studies have shown that spending a few minutes with a pet can lower anxiety and blood pressure. They also increase serotonin and dopamine, which is crucial for people who suffer fro
m depression and anxiety.
We hope these benefits will help you make the decision to adopt a pet or hug your fluffy friend a little tighter tonight.
If you have a pet or are considering getting one, be sure to bring them to Hill County Pet Sitters Plus in New Braunfels, TX. We provide a variety of services like pet sitting, grooming, private boarding, and more! In addition to caring for dogs, we also offer services for many other animals like cats, birds, horses, and turtles! Check out our rates to book your pet service today.