The Health Benefits of 'Pet Parenting'
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Many health and pet professionals believe a pet provides health benefits for both pets and their owners. Studies have indicated pet owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Pet owners also recover faster from medical procedures and have better results from therapy when in contact with dogs.
 
Dog ‘parents’ seem to do better with preventive health, as dog ‘parenting’ corresponds to fewer hospital and doctor visits. Dog parenting can impact metal health too, as dog owners tend to have better emotional health. Pets provide unconditional love and affection, and their presence provides companionship that can help combat conditions such as depression, stress, or anxiety.
 
Some evidence even indicates pet parents live longer. Pet parents’ overall health and the happiness provided by their pet help extend life expectancy. The exercise dog parents get from walking and playing with their dog also plays a role in promoting good health.
 
 
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