As a pet owner, you understand just how much pets can do to improve our lives. Our furry friends bring us joy and become an important part of our family. For all the happiness pets bring us, adopting a furry companion is a great way to improve your quality of life and help to benefit an animal’s life. After all, they become part of the family, and adopting a great furry friend can be a great way to give a shelter pet the good health and happiness that they deserve. Here are just a few ways that pets improve our lives each and every day.
One surefire way to reduce stress after a long day at work is by petting your furry friend. Spending time with your pets can help your body to release a relaxation hormone, improving your mood and potentially even lowering your blood pressure. Some studies even suggest that the affection we get from pets can reduce our stress levels more than support from the other humans in our lives. After all, our pets offer unconditional love without judgment–talk about peace of mind.
Spending time with pets can simply make you a happier person. Whether it’s petting your cat on a sleepy Sunday morning, playing with your dog outside, or simply watching TV with your furry friends, everything seems to be better with the companionship of a loving animal. Not only can this make us feel happier and more positive, it’s also a good way to connect to the world around us. The connections we make with pets can improve our social fulfillment and generally make us feel better on any given day.
Not only can the happiness and relaxation you feel from spending time with your pets help improve your health, it can also make you a more active person. After a stressful day, coming home to an excited dog begging for a walk or to play fetch can encourage you to get outdoors and get some exercise. In fact, dog owners tend to walk considerably more than people without dogs. Walking every day is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, relieve joint pain, and enjoy the outdoors.
Sense of Belonging
Pets can really make a difference in our lives when we’re feeling down. They provide unconditional companionship that can help with loneliness, anxiety and symptoms of depression. You’re always there for your pet, and they’ll always be there for you. If you’re a pet owner, you know how much better this can make you feel on a difficult day.
Here at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital, We’ll Treat Your Pets Like Family!
Mount Carmel Animal Hospital has been serving the Northern Baltimore/Southern York community for over 30 years and is proud to be an independently operated, small animal practice committed to excellence in veterinary medicine and client service. From grooming to wellness services, along with Canine Life Skills Training Courses, and surgical procedures, we have the expertise that will best serve the needs of you and your pet. Contact us at 410-343-0200 and follow us on Facebook!