Friday, August 15, 2008

Benefits Of Having Pets

Medical research has shown many benefits of living with pets for us and our children.

~ People with pets have lower blood pressure. ~ People with pets have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than those with no pets. ~ People with pets have fewer minor health problems. ~People with pets spend less on medication than people without pets. ~People with dogs are less fearful in their homes or when walking than are folks without dogs. ~Seniors with pets visit the doctor 20% less than seniors without pets. ~Children with pets adjust better to tragedy, including illness or death of a parent. ~Children with pets are more empathetic and socially aware than are children without pets.

When we live in harmony with nature and pets, our health and emotions are more balanced and positive. Pets positively shape our lives and may even extend them.