Are you thinking of having a pet? If that is the case, go for it! Apart from the difficulties you might have at the beginning, getting used to the new member or getting the new member being trained to fit to your household, you should know that pets have positive impact on your mood and your health. Here are some of the benefits you get having a pet:
Prevent heart diseases: Statistically, the pet owners have lower blood pressure than people with no pets, which is why the risk of having heart diseases is significantly lower for pet owners.
People with pets feel more relaxed, due to the lower blood pressure and walks they have with their pets (in this case – dogs). This cuts down on the stress hormones level and soothes your body and soul.
Great conversation starters
Have you ever noticed how easily you can make friends while walking your dog in the park? Conversations about the weather are out-of-date, but conversations about your pet can only lead to good friendships and raise your confidence, therefore make you feel better.
Happiness and better mood
People with pets are happier, more relaxed and in a good mood most of the times. Even when you’re sad, your pet can always make your day. Who can resist the puppy eyes or the tail wagging of your dog, for example?
Work beneficial for the immune system
This goes especially for babies. They prevent allergies, colds and infections. Children develop a stronger immune system since they are getting used to the pet from early ages. They are also less likely to get asthma, as shown in some studies.
So next time your children, girlfriend or wife express a wish for a pet in the house, do not hesitate: It can be the best birthday or anniversary present one can wish for!