Monday, September 12, 2011

Heath Benefits of Pets

HEALTH BENEFITS



Pets Help to Lower Blood Pressure A recent study at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that people with hypertension who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did those who did not own a pet. (Dr. Karen Allen, State University of New York at Buffalo)

Pets Help to Reduce Stress Walking with a pet helps to sooth nerves and offers instant relaxation. Studies conducted worldwide have shown that the impact of a stressful situation is lesser on pet owners, especially males, than on those who do not own a pet. (Josephine M. Wills, Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, United Kingdom)

Pets Help to Prevent Heart Disease Because pets provide people with faithful companionship, research shows they may also provide their owners with greater psychological stability, thus a measure of protection from heart disease. (National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Workshop: Health Benefits of Pets)

Pets Help to Lower Health Care Costs People with pets actually make fewer doctor visits, especially for non-serious medical conditions. (National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Workshop: Health Benefits of Pets)

Pets Help to Fight Depression Pets help fight depression and loneliness, promoting an interest in life. When seniors face adversity or trauma, affection from pets takes on great meaning. Their bonding behavior can foster a sense of security. (Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship)

4 comments:

Danice said...

So true. Thank you for this informative article :)

charm said...

That counts! I surely would agree with your tips and suggestions. Those really are facts! "Pets help fight depression", yes they surely do! My pets take away stress and bad feelings whenever I play around them, they are one of the best thing in my life that perfectly inspire me!

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Kenneth said...

My Mom is in the hospital for a month now. I have felt awful. I have 4 cats who I love dearly. they have helped me through some rough times and always make me feel better. Regards, Kenneth Gibbons LLC

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