Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pets Can Make You Healthier!

There are so many ways that owning a pet can influence a persons health. If you own a dog or cat and are especially attached to it, you probably enjoy lower blood pressure, less anxiety and even a better immune system than people who don't! Many hospitals use visiting canines to boost the spirits of people who are ill or recovering from surgery. For the elderly, just walking a dog everyday can give them much needed exercise... and a sense of purpose. People with HIV/AIDS and cancer patients are less likely to suffer from depression if they are pet owners.
And for those who are single and shy.....a pet can be an excellent ice-breaker! Dogs are naturally outgoing animals. Take them for a walk and they'll get the conversation going for you by just being themselves!

1 comment:

Dental Elk Grove said...

It is very cool to have a pet of your own. They did not just entertain you, but they also make you healthy.