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6 Ways Pets Improve Our Daily Life

Pets improve our daily life in 6 specific ways. As photographer and writer, Roger Caras, once said, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

6 Ways Pets Improve Our Life


 

What is the Human-Animal Bond?

The special and mutually beneficial relationship between humans and their companion animals has been coined the “Human-Animal Bond” and describes the positive influence each has on the other when it comes to:

  • Quality of life.
  • Physical and Mental Health.
  • Overall well-being.

Little Boy Staring at PuppyAnimals have such a positive effect upon their humans that the field of Animal-Assisted Interventions (or AAI) continues to grow with the use of therapy animals in:

  • Medical Settings
  • Physical Wellness
  • Mental Wellness
  • Education
  • Senior Adults

But how do companion animals positively influence our day-to-day life? Keep reading to learn about just 6 of the priceless benefits from our pet’s unconditional love, loyalty and acceptance!

African American Black Woman Walking Dog
Companion Animals: 6 Priceless Benefits

1. Increased Physical Activity

Dogs, in particular, motivate us to get more daily activity since they regularly need exercise and potty breaks every day.

2. Decreased Stress Levels

Interacting with our pets has been shown to effectively decrease levels of cortisol (an unwanted stress-related hormone).

3. Increased Pain Management

Those living in chronic pain, cancer or other terminal illnesses can benefit from the loving and focused attention of a pet.

 


Dogs are very present. If someone is struggling with something, they know how to sit there and be loving,” says Dr. Ann Berger, a physician and researcher at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “Their attention is focused on the person all the time.”


 

4. Improved Moods

Person petting catPets can naturally help boost and improve positive moods while also reducing feelings of negativity, loneliness and social isolation. Feelings of depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health challenges can also be relieved with just the presence of a beloved pet since they serve as a calming source of unconditional comfort, support and acceptance.

5. Improved Heart Health/Lower Blood Pressure

Research has proven that companion animals improve heart health, lower blood pressure and help regulate the heart rate, especially in stressful situations.

6. Improved Life Skills in Children

An animal’s unconditional love can help children develop greater empathy, responsibility, higher self-esteem and more. Those challenged with social and emotional issues, like autism, ADHD (deficit hyperactivity disorder) and other challenges can also be positively influenced by animals. For example, kids with ADHD can learn to focus better while reading to pets. Pets can also help children improve their overall social skills without criticism or judgment. In addition, autistic children have demonstrated more calmness – and less anxiety – when playing with pets in the classroom.


“Animals can become a way of building a bridge for those social interactions,” Dr. James Griffin, a child development expert at NIH explains. 


 

Working Animals + Added Benefits Working Dog Sniffing

Working canines bring even more critical benefits to our communities. These K9s fulfill important roles as:

  • Medical alert dogs.
  • Pets used in occupational, speech and physical therapies.
  • Comfort dogs for courtrooms and crime victims.
  • Guide, Service and Therapy dogs.
  • Police & Military dogs.
  • Search & Research dogs.
  • Detection dogs.

Animals – both large and small – bring a wealth of positive benefits to our lives so appreciate every animal you meet or have in your life!

 


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Additional Reading and Resources:

Pet Partners: Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond

National Institutes of Health: The Power of Pets

National Center for Health Research: The Benefits of Pets for Human Health

HuffPost: 9 Ways Pets Improve our Lives

 

Images (In Order of Appearance):

NancyJane from Pixabay

István Kis from Pixbay

Samson Katt from Pexels

Amiya Nanda from Pexels

Cecilia Malmlund from Pixabay

Manfred Burdich from Pixabay

Image Courtesy: Avery’s Pet Style.com

Taria Avery, Avery's Pet Styling Salon & Boutique

I’m the owner of Avery’s Pet Styling Salon and Boutique. We offer comprehensive mobile pet grooming services for pet parents who want a professional pet grooming service to simplify their pet care decisions and enhance their lifestyle. I am also the owner of Avery’s Holistic Paws, the creator of Probiotic Dental Sticks for Dogs.

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