People are realizing the health benefits of owning cats and dogs. After a stressful day of work, you can come home and be greated by your favourite pet, Fido or Fluffy, and it picks your spirits up.
The act of petting your pet calms you down and helps to reduce your blood pressure and helps you feel more relaxed.
In nursing homes where there is a dog or cat the residents, who may not talk to humans, will react to the animals and even smile.
Animals are easy to relate to as they are non-judgmental like humans. You can have a bad hair day, be sweaty, tired, and be wearing your P.J’s but your pets don’t care, they love you just the way you are.