With their adorable faces, advanced intelligence, unique and funny personalities, endless energy, loyalty and natural ability to love unconditionally, it is a well known fact that animals are very beneficial to people and it should be no surprise that having a pet is good for your health. Studies have shown and confirmed that in addition to making people happy, pets also add years to your life by making you a healthier person overall.
Pets can help you keep your blood pressure under control because of the natural and distinct ways they are able to reduce stress which is a major contributor to numerous health ailments. For example, the repetitive motion of petting and rubbing a cat's soft fur after a long stressful day is very comforting, soothing and pleasing because it causes the body to release stress and harmful toxins. Cats are sensitive natural healers because of their advanced ability to detect whether or not something is wrong with their pet parent. Three of the most common long term benefits associated with having cat is a lower risk of dying from heart disease, hypertension and heart failure.
Another way that pets improve the health of their pet parents is through their loyalty and demonstrated unconditional love. Regardless of whether or not their owner is having a bad day pets will still love their owners unconditionally and offer as much love as they possibly can. When people know that they are loved unconditionally, they feel valuable and important which in the long run results in a healthier and happier life. Having a pet brings a lifetime of health benefits to our lives and illustrates why having animal companions in our lives is a smart choice.