Those of us who have the luxury of owning a pet know the unconditional love and loyalty your pet gives to you, but did you know the health benefits you are receiving from your pet? From babies to senior adults, our pets are showing us how to be healthier human beings with better lives.
Some psychological benefits we receive from our pets are:
- Enhanced mood- we are happier and more energetic
- Socialization- meeting other pet owners and people at the dog park
- Stress relief- reduces cortisol (stress hormone) and increases serotonin (“feel good” hormone)
- Helps autistic children feel more comfortable in stressful situations
- Increases our physical fitness
Animals help us in so many ways. In nursing homes and hospitals, therapy dogs greet patients and families to ease and comfort them, while some colleges are even making puppies available for play during finals week to help students reduce stress while studying.
Though the psychological benefits of animals is evident, pets can medically help people by:
- Reducing blood pressure
- Lowering risk of heart failure and cardiac disease
- Helping with depression
- Strengthening immune system
Pets not only cover us in slobbery kisses and love, but they even help with allergies. Children who grow up with pets are less likely to develop allergies later in life than children who do not frequently come in contact with pets.
With all of the benefits humans get from sharing our lives with animals, we should return the favor to our pets. Aside from a loving, safe home, one major health benefit every pet should receive is proper nutrition. Stewart® Raw Naturals™ has frozen and freeze dried raw dog food made to fulfill your dog’s every nutritional need with the added benefits of raw. Choosing Stewart® Raw Naturals™ will help you to benefit your dog’s health with weight control, heart and digestive health, and even helps dogs with food sensitivities.
Let us thank our pets for helping us to live longer, happier lives by showering them with unconditional love, proper daily exercise, and superb nutrition so they can live long, happy lives as well.