The Health Benefits Of Having A Pet In Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Having a furry friend in our lives is extremely rewarding. They bring us so much joy and love that we can’t imagine our lives without them.

But did you ever think about the fact that being a furparent can bring us a whole lot more than what I just mentioned? In fact, our little furry balls of love can even improve our health.

How cats and dogs can improve our health

Pets can provide a great deal of social as well as emotional support for everyone. And even though both cats and dogs improve our health considerably, they don’t do it in the same manner.

According to the infographic below, cats are helping us intellectually when on the other hand, dogs will help us physically. Whether it’s one or the other, the benefits they have are undeniable.

The cats vs dogs infographic

Created by the team at Health Express, the infographic presents to us 6 facts about cats and 6 about dogs showing that they are actually improving our health.

Like did you know that cat owners have 40% less risk of a heart attack? Or that petting a dog lowers your blood pressure and heart rate?

So check out the infographic to learn more about the powers of furry friends on our health.

Click on infographic to enlarge

Brought to you by HealthExpress

Final thoughts and some good news

Since I was a little girl, I always had a pet. Growing us, I had a Husky-Samoyed dog. Next, I had cats for a while and then I had both cats and a dog at the same time.

When my husband and I bought our house in the city, all our cats were gone, so dogs were a part of our lives for some time.

Then, last September Myrka left us for the Rainbow Bridge and we decided to wait before having another pet because we were going to keep our daughter’s 2 cats until she came home from her one-year trip.

But after Myrka’s death, we didn’t think it was possible for us to love another dog. And that’s why we made the decision to rescue 2 cats.

So since our daughter will be back from her trip next weekend, we decided to adopt 2 young female cats who were abandoned and brought to the veterinary clinic where I work.

They are living at the vet clinic for the time being, but we will be bringing them home really soon. Don’t worry, I’ll share the complete story with you in my next post! With lots of pictures!

Over to you

If you’re a furparent, do you own a dog or a cat? What made you choose between both species? And do you agree with the infographic above? Please, share your thoughts with us in the comment box below!



4 thoughts on “The Health Benefits Of Having A Pet In Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  1. Nataly! Congratulations!!! You’ve done the opposite of what I did. When my tom cat passed, hubs and I couldn’t bear the thought of another tom in our castle. Thus, we rescued Titan. And of course, many years later, rescued Zue. I can’t imagine not having any furry friend in our lives. I, like you, grew up with them and have found them to always be my best companion, comforter, and form of entertainment. 😉 They are comical, right?

    I’m so happy for you and look forward to you sharing your two little kitties with us!

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    1. Hey Bren!

      Just like you, I can’t imagine not having any furry friends in the house. And you’re so right, pets are so much comfort and very entertaining!

      My daughter’s cats are a joy to have around, but I can’t wait to bring the girls home.

      Thanks for your kind words, hun! 😊



  2. Hi Nataly,

    Congratulations on your new additions! I can’t wait to see the pictures. I think the day my furbabies pass over the rainbow bridge I’ll rescue after a mourn them. I have a lot of love to give furbabies and I think that would help me heal too – and I hope it does for your too gf!

    I’m a cat and dog lover. I had cats growing up with I was a kid. We didn’t get our first dog until 2003, since then I’m all about dogs. 🙂 I wish I could have cats but my dogs aren’t too fond of them. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this Nataly! Hope you’re having a great week hun.



    1. Hi Cori,

      Thanks girl! As soon as I have enough pictures, I’ll share some on FB and then with my next post! I’m so happy these two little girls landed at the clinic. Rescuing is such a wonderful thing. 😊

      And you’re right, it helps to heal! Having my daughter’s cats at home helped us a lot to go through mourning when Myrka had to go. And I know that you have a lot of love to give, my friend! Maybe later on, you’ll end up rescuing both cats and dogs.

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words Cori! Hope you’re having a great week too, hun! ☺️



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