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Why you should own a pet?

by Mahmut Çelik on October 21, 2020

If you have a pet at home, you are basically lucky. You might not know how beneficial it is but, living with a pet does a lot for you.

A great friend

A pet is certainly a great friend. And connecting with them is as important as friendship. Especially after a difficult day, pet owners quite literally feel the love. They can increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. 

Good for your health

Pets can help manage loneliness and depression by giving us companionship. Dogs, in particular, will try to comfort you when you feel down and depressed. Most households in the United States have at least one pet.

Spending time with them

Playing games with animals, watching your fish in the aquarium, hearing your bird's crowing will help your body to secrete happiness hormones. In this way, you will feel less stressed and happier. And this reduces the risk of heart attack by regulating your blood pressure.

Reduce stress

Having a pet means less stress in your life. In a busy and stressful moment, you will realize that all your fear is gone in the face of their unrequited love.

Safety

Besides, pets can be valuable members of your family. When you introduce an animal into your home, they will take the responsibility to keep everyone safe. And they can do this very well, trust me. Also, some dogs tend to bond to one person or family member and become defensive around others. With their strong bodies and sharp claws, they can provide safety at home and give you trust. 

Before you adopt a pet

But before you adopt a new pet, make sure that it is the right one for you and your family. Do some research already about the specific needs of the animal. Ask yourself these questions before getting a pet: 

  • What does the pet eat?
  • How large will it become?
  • How much will it cost for veterinary care?
  • How much exercise does the pet need?
  • How long will this animal live?

Help keep you physically active 

And you know that they must be taken for a walk during the day. The positive effects of your walk with him will reflect on your health. At the same time, they help keep you physically active and fit. It's because you'll have to take it for a walk every day and inevitably you'll run and do such physical activities. Plus, your dog will help you socialize. When you go out to walk your dog, you can meet many people and make new friends.

Beneficial for child development

Moreover, we should not forget that pets are also beneficial for child development. Children's sociability can be maximized with a pet. Studies show that children develop learning and language skills thanks to the communication established with cats and dogs at home. Experts point out that the self-esteem and self-confidence of children who have animals in their homes are more developed.

Longer life

Several studies have revealed that people who tend to spend their time with pets are more likely to live longer than people who don’t.

They help fight off allergies

Despite the television commercials where pet owners break out into uncontrollable sneezing any time their cat or dog walks in the room, pets can help fight allergies. Children who are exposed to pet dander or any other animal allergens typically develop strong immune systems. Even an adult's immune system will become stronger after having been exposed to animal allergens for a certain period and become capable of resisting other irritants.

Responsibilities

Owning a pet allows you to be a responsible individual. Tasks such as feeding them in the morning and taking them for a walk, changing their water, playing, bathing cats and dogs from time to time, training budgies, parrots and dogs, form your life. 

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