Springtime is a wonderful season and a great time to get back outdoors and spend time with your dog or curl up by an open window in a comfy chair with your cat.
It feels great to be with our pets and there’s good reason for that. Owning a pet is good for our health!
Relief from the stresses of life...
There have been a multitude of medical studies dedicated to the health effects of pet ownership, and one of the biggest ways that pets make us feel better is through stress relief. Those who have pets in their family tend to have reduced levels of the stress-causing hormone cortisol in their bloodstream, resulting in less stress, lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. And it’s not just stroking your pet that does it, just having them around makes a difference.
Here are some more health perks from owning a pet:
Humans and our pets have a long history together and there are plenty of reasons for why we gravitate towards each other that have been handed down through the ages. Just look at us, we make a great pair, don’t we?
Make sure to spend some quality time with your pets this season, you’ll both reap the benefits. Take care of your furry family and they’ll take care of you.