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Why pets are good for health


Our furry friends play an important role in our lives. They’re always there to greet us at the door with a wagging tail or a purr, and they provide us with unconditional love and support. But the human-animal bond is more than just about companionship. Animals can also have a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Following are some of the benefits pets may have on your wellbeing.

Reduced stress and anxiety: Studies have shown that petting a dog or cat can lower blood pressure and heart rate and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Interacting with animals can also release oxytocin, a hormone that has mood-boosting effects.

Increased physical activity. Having a pet can often encourage us to get more regular exercise, whether it be waving a wand toy for your cat to chase up and down the hallway, or taking the dog out for a walk. This can lead to a number of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and obesity.
Improved mental health and reduced social isolation. Studies have shown that pets can help to reduce symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Animals can provide emotional support and help people to feel less alone by providing companionship and helping people to meet new people.

Some additional tips for strengthening your bond with your pet:
Spend time with your pet every day. This could involve playing, walking, or simply cuddling on the couch.

Do some training with your pet. This will help to create a sense of trust and communication between you. If you have a dog, consider joining the local dog obedience club, or if you have a new puppy contact us about our puppy school. Cats can be trained as well, and there are a lot of fun training exercises that you can find online that can be practiced at home.

Provide your pet with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. This will help to keep them healthy and happy.

Take your pet to the local vet clinic for regular checkups and vaccinations. This will help to ensure that they are healthy and free from disease. Making an appointment is as easy as giving us a call on (03) 5633 1327 or visiting our website