They give you well-being and peace of mind
In case you haven’t noticed, petting a pet gives you a sense of well-being and calm. When the interaction takes place, stress levels and heart rate decrease, breathing and blood pressure slow down, and the feeling of happiness increases. These effects prevent or combat depression and significantly reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In addition, the beneficial effect they have on morale would lead to a regulation of behavioral disorders… Real anti-stress filled with love, just for you!
They create social ties
Having a dog requires taking it out regularly. And who says outdoor stroll, says unexpected encounters. Your animal will allow you to meet many people during your outings. If you are single and looking for love, this is the opportunity to adopt a cute little canine… Well we grant you, we only see that in the movies, but who knows?
They boost your immune system
Living in contact with animals would make it possible to fight against certain diseases. First, going outside regularly would strengthen your immune system. Plus, being in contact with a pet would reduce allergies and respiratory infections (unless you’re allergic to your pet, of course). And finally, these would help to fight stress, reduce hypertension and cholesterol, which would therefore also improve your immunodeficiency.
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They make you move more
Another benefit of having to take your pet out is that it allows you to maintain your physical condition and move more. Long walks, running, outdoor or indoor games, all these activities will allow you to exercise without realizing it. And together, it’s better than alone, isn’t it?
They watch over you
If you think you’re the one looking after your pets, it’s actually the other way around. Indeed, they take care of you and your children. They would play a determining role in the psychological development of the child and in the structure of the personality of adolescents. In addition, having an animal at home is a real psychological support because it prevents isolation and withdrawal. For single people, taking care of an animal gives meaning to their daily lives and allows them to remain active and attentive to others.
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Last reason but not least : your dog will love you unconditionally, will always be faithful to you and will protect you when needed (cats and rabbits a little less, but we love them anyway).
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