Our pets are a significant part of our lives. We love them, makes sure they are taken care of medically, have the best home we can provide and continue to support them even when that support means we must give up something we wanted for ourselves. Yes, our pets are placed above our own needs in life.
In medicine today (New England Journal of Medicine www.newenglandjournalofmedicine.com), it is well-known facts that people who have pets; particularly dogs have lower blood pressure, are less prone to diabetes and seem to have a greater balance within their physical life. So why is this? Well as we take our dog out for walks or even out and stand on the porch or deck and watch them, we are moving our muscles and using our body for the purpose it is meant to be used. We tend to eat better because we are moving about creating an appetite and a greater need to take care of ourselves so that we can care for our FFBF. This is of course a very simplistic explanation, however based in truth.
We each need to also know that those people with pets have less medical appointments and have fewer illnesses. Same reason as above, our pet’s maybe the reason but we are the caretakers of both them and us, indirectly. It is so much simpler to stay in our homes without needing to go out; taking care of the immediate area we live in and just do what we need to get by each day. Our pets won’t allow this, they want to be a part of the world.
We need to thank our pets for helping us live our lives.