As many of you know, I am a pet lover, but I especially love dogs. My little girl, Myrka has a special way of comforting and calming me whenever I feel down, sick, anxious or tired. And I know that all pets have the power to do that to their humans.
The joy that we experience when we are coming home after a hard day’s work, and we are greeted at the door by our little friend is one of the pets’ wonderful abilities to make us feel better and can only be understood by pet owners.
How pets affect our well-being
It is actually proven that owning a pet can help with symptoms of depression. The unconditional love of a pet makes us feel love, warmth, and comfort which will lead to having a greater self-esteem. Also, owning a pet helps us be more social and more conscientious.
Moreover, when you own an animal, you tend to be more active, less introverted, less preoccupied as well as more fearless than non-owners. As a result, all of this brings us happiness, hence being physically and mentally healthier.
Did you know that petting an animal can lower your blood pressure as well as boosts “feel-good” hormones and neurotransmitters levels? They are THAT powerful!
Why pets make us happier
If you want to learn more ways that pets make us happier, check out this infographic below that I found on DesignTAXI. Created by Happify, this infographic is full of facts that will convince you that pets are excellent for us. So read on to discover all the amazing things that animals do that are good for us!
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|An infographic by the team at DesignTAXI|
Over to you
If you are a pet owner, are you agreeing with these facts? Do you have other facts that you could think of? Please, share with us the joys of having a furbaby in your life. I know that Myrka brings me great joy!