For most of us, a four legged friend is a great companion to come home to, pet, someone to go running with, and give attention. And who doesn’t love the dog licking us or cat playfully biting our ankles as we walk by? For those that had an animal growing up, I’m sure you have a couple of fun stories about feeding them your veggies under the dinner table.
So, what can a pet do for you? Why is adopting a pet so important and how can it really improve the quality of your life? Sadly, during the recession, so many people can’t continue to have pets due to the big financial responsibility they are. Because so many animals are put in the local shelters, there are so many more good reasons for those able to adopt a pet to adopt.
I know what some of you are probably thinking. An animal is a big responsibility. And they are a big responsibility. They cost a lot of money- vet visits, pet supplies, and food just to name a few. Pets, especially dogs, also require a lot of attention. However, for those that own animals, they know that the time, energy, love, and money that are put into the care of animals are definitely worth it.
For starters, it’s been proven that pets can improve our quality of life dramatically by lowering blood pressure and stress levels. There have also been many instances where an untrained animal was able to detect some deadly illnesses like cancerous lumps that were not found previously. A trained animal is especially good to have around if you have a serious medical condition, like epilepsy.
Personally, when I am feeling low or if I just have a bad day, having an animal around is … READ MORE ...