Why Keep Pets – The Analogy

Owning a pet, especially a dog is a great way of getting exercise and fresh air. Pets need exercise which means that as an owner you have to go out with your pet too. This way, not only does your dog get the exercise it needs, but so do you. A walk in the park with your dog also gives you the chance to socialise and mix with other dog owners. Owning pets can be a useful common ground on which to make friends.

Pets keep you happy which means you are less likely to suffer from heart disease. A study conducted in the University of Buffalo proved that people with pets have lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Pets can keep their owners stress-free and relaxed thus giving them a shot at a healthier and longer life.

Pets also have a considerable impact on the psychological well-being of their owners. They help reduce stress and fight loneliness. Pets are ideal for those who suffer from depression. The companionship and love of a pet is unconditional which makes the owner happy. Pets are good for a person’s self-esteem as they are incapable of judging you and love you no matter what. Their loyalty and affection have the ability to make the owner feel good about themselves and can boost self-image and esteem.



Pets also have a calming effect on the nerves. Petting a cat can help bring down your blood pressure. Watching fish swim in an aquarium can be relaxing. It has also been proven that keeping pets at home can improve your immunity. Pets carry all kind of germs but spending enough time with them strengthens your immune system and makes you less susceptible to allergic reactions.

Pets can improve the quality of our life very significantly. But more than what they can do for us, we must consider the possibility that the greatest joy of having a pet is in loving it. Providing for an animal that depends solely on you is a very humbling and enriching life experience.

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