An apple a day may or may not actually keep the doctor away, but being with an animal definitely does wonders. Don’t doubt us. It has been scientifically proven that having pets boosts health in human beings. Well, here’s a different story i must say.
Dogs are man’s best friend, so are cats, birds, rodents and fishes too. Having any kind of pet unlocks your world to a different kind of happiness altogether. Pets, to their owners, are not just animals, they are pals, genuine companions and a part of their family. Their unique ability of being playful, consoling and adorable at the same time makes them even more lovable.
Pediatrician James E. Gern has proven that having a pet at home can actually lower a child’s likelihood of developing related allergies by 33 percent. In fact, his research — as published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology — shows that children exposed early to animals tend to develop stronger immune systems overall.
Being innocently benefiting, pets provide a great means of improving our socialising skills as well. Not only that, pet owners exhibit decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels too – all of which can ultimately minimize their risk for having a heart attack down the road in future. Especially the owners who have dogs tend to have a healthy lifestyle as they have to take them for walks, play with them etc.
As magically amazing as they are, they can make our worries disappear too. They have the tendency to realize that their owner is feeling low and they try their best to console them. Not just the canines, but the felines have also been proven to improve the mental health of their owners. Cats, known for trouble making, are absolutely playful and loving. They are more social and perfect for individuals with smaller houses, the Daily Mail reports.
These days, therapy dogs are used to treat cancer patients. Along with treating cancer, pets have been found helpful in treating other diseases too, including mental illnesses like anxiety and depression.The Mumbai airport has turned the first of it’s kind one to involve therapy dogs in their services in India ‘to soothe frayed nerves among passengers’.
Having an admirable companion of a pet in early childhood helps us even more, as our furry friends teach us to be responsible and disciplined. All because, pets need attention, proper food, exercise at time appropriate time intervals.
Pets are more needed than one assumes them to be. Being selfless and honestly obedient, they prove themselves to be the greatest and most loyal friend a human can have. They not only help you to feel better, they help you to stay healthy. Indeed, they are your best friends
because all they ask in return for all their unconditional love is love. Is that too hard to give to a selfless creature?
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