Yes! Many studies have substantiated the link of owning and caring for a pet and the health benefits for their owners. The following lists some of their benefits.
Lower blood pressure. Just the act petting an animal has been proven to lower a person’s blood pressure.
Reduced stress. Having the companionship of a pet reduces self-preoccupation and worry.
Increased activity. Keeping up with a pet’s needs keeps one from being too sedentary.
Happiness. Pet owners report a greater sense of general wellbeing than non-pet owners.
Less pet allergies. Children younger than 6 months who are exposed to pets develop less pet related allergies later in life.
Autism. Pets often provide needed support, comfort, and distraction for many special needs situations.
Have a great pet-filled summer and contact Hudson Veterinary Hospital, at 330-650-2929, to help keep your pet healthy too!