Here are Some Wonderful Benefits of Having a Pet in your Life Right Now and Always! Those adorable little fur balls bring so much joy and happiness and we all could use some of that right now. Check out some of the benefits for you and then hopefully you will choose to Opt To Adopt because in the end… the best reason to have a pet is to save a life and give that precious pet a life filled with happiness and joy! You deserve each other!
Do you have a furry four-legged friend? If you don’t, you’re missing out on one of life’s dearest joys. The benefits of pet companionship include improving your mental and physical health — something many people need at present. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted human life to a nearly unimaginable degree. However, through it all, pets remain constant rocks that never waiver in their loyalty. Here are seven wonderful reasons that you need more purrs and puppers in your home right now.
1. You’ll Get More Exercise
If you live in an area with strict shelter-in-place provisions, you might encounter dirty looks if you head out for your daily jog. Even though most locations allow you to go outdoors as long as you maintain six feet of distance, some folks take it upon themselves to play behavioral police. However, when you have Fido in tow, it becomes apparent why you need to be out walking or running.
2. You’ll Lower Disease Risk
You might think the extra exercise explains the cardiovascular benefits of pet ownership — but think again. Research indicates that owning a cat can lower your risk of heart attack by nearly 40%, and most felines don’t take to leash training. Heart disease remains a top killer of both men and women in America. Why not decrease your risk by adopting a friendly feline?
3. You’ll Decrease Anxiety
If psychologists ranked anxiety the way seismologists do earthquakes, America would be at 8.0 on the Richter scale. If you lost your employment due to the pandemic, you might worry about how you will ever find another with similar pay and benefits. If you stayed employed, you might fret over job security. Pets do an incredible job of decreasing stress. A few minutes spent playing with your furry buddy can bring a smile back to the stormiest face.
4. You’ll Feel Less Lonely
Are you weathering the storm solo? If weeks have passed since you last had human contact, the isolation can mess with your mental state big time. However, if you have a canine or feline friend sheltered-in-place with you, you always have a conversational partner. Granted, they may have a limited vocabulary, but pets can nevertheless remind you that you’re not alone.
5. You’ll Boost Immunity
If you recently added a new member to your family, you might think it’s too dangerous to have a pet in the home. However, research shows that early exposure to animals can bolster a child’s immune response and decrease their chances of getting asthma. While you always want to supervise your little one around the family dog or cat, you can use the opportunity to teach them about respect for all living things.
6. You’ll Find True Love
Guess what? Your kitty thinks you are drop-dead gorgeous, even if it’s been ages since your last visit to the stylist or nail salon. Your dog doesn’t care if your diet consisted of nothing but cold pizza for the past two days — especially if you share. Pets offer a bounty of unconditional love, the best magical feeling in the world. That alone is a reason to contact your local shelter about adoption opportunities.
Enjoy the Benefits of have a precious Pet in your life by Adopting Today!!!
If you don’t already have a furry companion, why are you still waiting? Contact your local shelter and bring home a new friend today. Please Opt to Adopt!
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Andrea I am a testament to that statement. We adopted two years ago and our dog has been a life saver when it comes to all the benefits you are listing above. We cannot imagine life before having our dog.
Hi Mary! I am so happy that you adopted… YAY and so happy that you bring each other so much joy!!! They are a life saver… they truly are!!! Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful weekend… stay well… stay safe…