7 ways pets make life better

Pets inspire so much joy in our lives. While the possibilities and purrfect moments are endless, here at Zookie, we’ve summarized some of the top benefits of owning a pet.

18 May 2016 By Eleanor Comments

Ultimate cure for loneliness

Having to take care of a pet forces us to live not just for ourselves but for another living creature. Walking, grooming or playing with your pet becomes a healthy way to spend your time.

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Lowers blood pressure

Studies have shown that owning a pet helps you keep your blood pressure in check. It even lowers your heart rate and helps reduce your stress levels. So that means pets are good for your heart, good for your health, right?

Reduces heart disease

If you have a pet that requires constant exercise like a dog (or a horse for that matter), the owner will have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Puppy dog eyes are the perfect motivation to go to the park or beach for a run.

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Increases your mood

Pets are natural mood enhancers that lower anxiety and stress levels. Owning a pet increases the production of serotonin in the body, which is the chemical associated with wellbeing.

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Fights depression

One of the oldest treatments for those living with or recovering from depression is to own a pet, their unconditional love and calming effect has been recognised by therapists for decades.

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Increases social interaction

It’s a simple fact that people will want to stop to pat your dog or cuddle your cat. Having a pet increases social engagement with friends and even strangers.

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There’s never a dull moment

We never know what our pet is going to get up to next. Whether it’s a funny face, a silly pose or hilarious shenanigans, our pets keep us on our toes and create a better quality of life.

Owning a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. Living with a pet really does make life better.

 

What do you love most about being a pet owner?

 

18 May 2016 By Eleanor Comments

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