The Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pets are good for kids – Studies have shown children with pets have higher self-esteem, are more compassionate, and handle stress better. Also, a pet is a great way to teach responsibility.

Physical Activity – Regular walks and play time with our pets gets us moving and more active. Both you and your pet can exercise together.

Companionship – Your pet is always there for you, ready to shower you with love and affection. Pets provide a constant, reliable companion for people, and are there when you need them.

Socializing – Pet owner like to talk about their pets. They enjoy sharing stories with other pet owners and talking about your pet is a great conversation starter. Getting out with your pet is a great way to meet new people.

Unconditional love – Few relationships are as strong as you and your pets. Treat them with the respect they deserve, and you will be repaid with lifelong attention and affection.

Pets are good for your health – Pets can increase a person’s level of activity and ease stress. There are studies that have shown owning a pet can decrease blood pressure, fight loneliness, comfort emotional pain, and combat depression.

An increase in sense of Security – Some pet owners feel safer with their pet around. Pets can provide their owners with a feeling of “protection.” Animals have been known to alert their owners of dangers and have been credited with saving lives many times.

Once you’ve found that perfect pet for you, call us to book their wellness exam and keep your pet healthy and happy for a long time.

Written by: Elgin Animal Hospital