How Our Pets Can Improve Our Overall Health

We all know that proper diet and exercise greatly benefits our health but did you know that now there is  evidence to suggest pets help improve various aspects of our health as well?

It's true! Whether you have a dog, cat or any other type of pet they can greatly play an impact on your overall health just by being around them.

Here are a few quick facts about how your pet can improve your overall health:

Pets Are Good For Our Hearts.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets help decrease blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels and our feelings of loneliness.

Pets Help Reduce Our Stress. 

70 percent of pet owners said that when they are stressed or worried, playing with or confiding in their pet helps calm them down.

Pets Help Reduce Depression.

The Merck Veterinary Manual, a veterinary and health professional reference guide, reports that pets motivate their owners to get out and do things they might not normally do, such as walking their dog or increasing their social interaction in general.

Pets are emotional life savers.

Having a pet’s unconditional love and companionship during life changing events offers us a sense of security, worth and a daily comfort that some people just can’t find anywhere else.

Make sure you give your pet some extra loving today to let them know how much you appreciate them and their affect on our mental and physical well being!