5 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

April 11, 2018

 

April 11 is National Pet Day! Here are a few benefits of having one."

Science has shown that owning a pet can help improve your health. In observance of National Pet Day, here are 5 benefits of owning a pet:

  1. They can help you stay healthy by decreasing your blood pressure, as well as cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

  2. Pets can help decrease feelings of loneliness.

  3. They act as an icebreaker and are an immediate topic to to talk about.

  4. People who own pets are generally happier people.

  5. Pets can give you a renewed sense of purpose.

Did you know? National Pet Day was founded by Colleen Paige in 2006 to celebrate the joy they bring to our lives and to raise awareness of the many different kinds of animals in shelters and rescues waiting for their forever homes.