Pets bring so much to our lives – but did you know there are also health benefits to having a pet?
Pets can help to relieve stress and may decrease your blood pressure. Watching fish swim can be very relaxing!
Now here’s an obvious benefit – getting outside and walking or running. Now that the snow and ice is gone, it’s prime time to get out into the fresh air. Dogs need a change of scenery and they love to sniff everything!
Beat the Blues:
Had a rough day at work? Coming home to a pet is the best. They are always so happy to see you!
National Pet Day is an opportunity to show some extra love to your pet – or maybe consider adopting one! Here are some links to local animal shelters:
If you cannot have a pet of your own, consider volunteering at a local animal shelter. There are so many ways to help the pets that are waiting for their forever homes – walking the dogs, collecting items the shelter needs, socializing kittens and more!