By Karen A. Soukiasian
Medical and psychological findings show that in general people who have pets are both mentally and psychologically in better health than non-pet owners. There are a number of reasons why these findings make sense.
First of all, the majority of pet owners understand that their pets depend on them to stay healthy. They knew when they acquired their pet that they assumed all the responsibilities associated with taking care of them.
In return for that commitment, they have benefited health wise, as their pets become an essential motivator to get up and move.
Something as simple as a goldfish can help make a person healthier. Ever notice how many nursing homes, doctors and dentists have fish tanks in their lobby? Watching fish just floating around helps lower our blood pressure. Continue reading “Owning a dog helps keep you happy and healthy”