There is no doubt that pets love us unconditionally as they aren’t just our best friends in fact they’re members of the family.
Their companionship can bring us so much joy, pets are also good for our health and sometimes in unexpected ways. Animal friends also reduce stress, protect heart and even help in losing weight.
Check out the top animals that can lend a helping paw and wing to your health.
More than any other animal, dogs have evolved to become very familiar to humans and our behavior and emotions. While dogs are able to understand many of the words we use, they’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures. And like any good human friend, a loyal dog will look into your eyes to gauge your emotional state and try to understand what you’re thinking and feeling.
Kids who grow up in homes with dogs are less likely to have allergies.
Cats are amazing to cuddle with and they don’t care who or what you are. They are hilarious to play with since their athletic abilities allow them to do crazy things. They are curious and cannot avoid discovering the world that surrounds them.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that people who had never owned a cat had a 40 percent higher risk of death from heart attack than cat owners.
Watching fish, like listening to music, can distract you in a good way,” Dr. Becker says. Numerous studies show that spending time in nature improves well-being, and an aquarium lets you bring that healing action indoors.
In fact, one study revealed that for patients about to undergo dental surgery, gazing at a fish tank for 20 minutes was as effective at lowering stress levels as being hypnotized.
Birds are much easier to care for. They can be placed inside their cages when you are at work or busy, they don’t require daily walks outside, and housebreaking is not an issue.
They provide the same interactive pleasures that make cats and dogs so popular.
There are thousands of people who regard horses as very valued companions. The benefits of owning a horse cuts across many areas and can include companionship, therapy, recreation and sport.
Another benefit of keeping horses as pets is that horses have a long lifespan. Stabled horses usually have a lifespan of over 20 years and even more if they are well cared for.
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