Pets

Kelly Dauer

Benefits of Owning a Pet

  • Having a pet is a healthy way of dealing with stress because they are very good companions.
  • Pets can brighten anyone's day, whether they are young or old.
  • Most people can agree that coming home to a pet who is happy to see you regardless of how long you were away is a great feeling.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do pets help relieve stress?

Pets encourage you to exercise because they need to be walked and taken care of properly. Exercising is good for dealing with stress management and your overall health.


Is this a healthy or unhealthy way to deal with stress?

Interacting with a pet is a healthy way to deal with stress. It is proven that pets lower your blood pressure better than some drugs can. However, owning a pet can be an unhealthy way to deal with stress if you take your stress out on them.


What does it do to your body that makes it reduce stress?

By owning a pet, they can lower your blood pressure, lower harmful stress hormones related to depression and anxiety, and elevate beneficial hormones related to happiness and relaxation.


What are the short term effects?

The short term effects of owning a pet that can help relieve stress are happiness and lowering blood pressure.


What are the long term effects?

The long term effects of owning a pet that can help relieve stress are companionship and taking care of them.


Why do people choose this method over other methods?

People typically choose this method over other methods because pets genuinely make people happy and they are good listeners. They can also prevent the fear of being alone.


Are there any side effects?

Owning a pet that can help relieve stress have mainly positive side effects. These side effects include being happier, exercising more, and not being alone.

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