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.
Also, pet owners suffering from a serious illness, have a greater chance of survival. Several studies have found that pet owners after a heart attack are more likely to live one year after they are discharged from the hospital than those without their own pets. The presence of a pet increases the survival chances even more than the presence of relatives or friends.
Fewer visits to the doctor
It was found that owning a pet provides an overall improvement in health. Therefore, pet owners less often visits the hospital or physician than those who do not have pets.
Pet owners have better mental health than non pet owners. Pets offer unconditional love and affection. Their very presence helps to combat loneliness.
As you can see, having a pet is a great joy and an investment in good health.
This is reason to purchase an animal right now. But look before you jump, a pet is not here for a day, but for his entire life.
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