Stay healthy- Get a Pet!

 

Why should you get a pet? 

Health and happiness. Its true! Scientific studies have proven that having a pet brings tremendous health benefits: 

  • Lowers blood pressure 

  • Lowers cholesterol

  • Lowers risk of heart disease

  • Helps with chronic illnesses

  • Eases sadness and pain

  • Promotes faster recovery form illness

  • Improves survival rates for heart attack patients

  • Allows you to get more exercise

  • Reducess loneliness

  • Lowers stress

  • Improves immunity

Also...

Inculcating a child to care for a pet can benefit their lives and help teach responsibility. When a kid grows up with an animal and have responsibility towards that animal, they are able to grow and learn with those things. Animals need love and care and giving a child the ability to have something to love and care for themselves teaches them responsibility, which can help them with finances, jobs, and overall life goals in their future. Also kids who grow up with a pet in the house are less likely to develop asthma and allergies.  

Did you know?

Service animals are more than just pets, they are working companions. Here are some of the tasks performed by a service animal:

  • Assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks.

  • Alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds.

  • Providing non-violent protection or rescue work.

  • Pulling a wheelchair.

  • Assisting an individual during a seizure.

  • Alerting individuals to the presence of allergens.

  • Retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone.

  • Providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities.

  • Helping individuals with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.

Brought to you from: adata.org