The Unbelievable Advantages of Having a Pet

Particularly for the lonely, a pet can provide companionship even when people aren't present.

Pets make you less lonely

A small Swedish study indicated that petting a dog lowered cortisol levels in women for 15–30 minutes.

Pets reduce stress significantly

The advantages of having a dog may increase if you possess one. 

Cats may help individuals relax under stress or make owners less at-risk.

Pets shield your heart

Homebound seniors with cats or dogs had higher executive function.

Pets improve brainpower

Your dog needs walks, but they're also excellent for you, and dog owners don't just replace their exercise with them.

Pets motivate exercise

You could reduce your need for painkillers by spending time with your pet.

Pets ease your pain

Babies who grow up in homes with pets are less likely to acquire allergies.

Pets reduce allergy risk in kids

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