Pets are often your best friends. But did you know that having a pet is beneficial for your health? According to studies conducted by medical professionals, pet owners can benefit in several ways from the presence of their pet.
Improve cardiovascular health
It is proven that pet owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol than non pet owners. These factors reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The stroking of a pet is hypotensive and according to a new study suggests this benefit also to continue if the pet is not around.
Faster recovery and a higher survival rate
Hospital studies have shown that seniors and recently operated patients responded better to treatment and recovered more quickly, while they were in contact with dogs and other therapy animals. A pet can have relaxing and therapeutic influence for recovering patients.