Many of us have pets that we look forward to spending time with and missing their company when they are not around. Heading home from school or work, we often have grins on our faces when thinking of the big tail wagging greeting we get each and every day. There is so many people in the world that would be totally lonely if it was not for their loyal pets that stay by their side loving and amusing them each and every day. Pets are known to have such a positive influence on humans that many retirement and nursing homes started having programs were dogs and cats would come to spend time with the elderly. These programs showed to have very positive results in that the animals were having a healthy reaction to the residents. Many of the elderly population have had pets at one point or another during their lives. Those who had to go into care were no longer allowed to have pets, but now with these programs of pet visits at least they are now getting to spend some time with some tail-wagging friends. And because they’re so good to us, pets need to be taken care of by veterinarians and other qualified professionals like well-schooled vet techs and assistants.
Pets are Good for our Health and Well Being:
There have been many studies done on how pets can actually be healthy for us in ways many of us had never thought of. Most of us don’t think about health reasons to get a pet but usually more for our want of a companion or our love for animals or a combination of both. One of the important things for us to remember when trying to find the suitable pet is making sure we get one that suits our particular life-style. Talking about health reasons we should make sure that we do not have allergies to dog or cat hair before we go out and choose a big furry companion. If you find you do have allergies then there are different types of breeds of cats and dogs that are more suitable for you such as hair-less dog and cat breeds. These breeds are suitable choices for those of us who suffer from allergies. It is a good idea to check out your own health as well as living quarters to see what type of pet will best suit you. If you are living in a small apartment then perhaps you should think of getting a cat or a small breed of dog. You don’t want to have a large dog like a St. Bernard that will take up half of your apartment space. Once you have found the right pet you will get much pleasure and enjoyment from their constant comfort and the antics they will do leaving you laughing with great pleasure. This by itself is a great form of medicine. Laughter it is said to improve one’s health, especially those that are prone to depression. My dog (Zowie) is a black Sheppard who loves to stick her entire head into the snow; she looks so funny coming in with this big white head, making us laugh each and every time we see her in this mask of snow.
Just petting a dog or cat is well known for helping people to lower their blood pressure as well as help with aiding those who suffer from depression. They offer us so many different health benefits just by petting them and being in their company. As far back as our history books can take us, cats and dogs have been a very important part of human life; many other things in our lives have changed or been replaced or outdated, but our pets remain a strong part of our lives just as much as they did when King Tut roamed the earth.
We must remember to show our love for these beloved companions of ours by making sure that we take them for regular visits to the veterinarian to make sure that their health is taken care of. The is the least we can do for our pets that provide us with so many health benefits only wanting our love and affection in return.