February 22, 2024

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What are the benefits of having cats and dogs?

What are the benefits of having cats and dogs?

Many scientific studies show that pets are very beneficial to people.

The The bond that can form between a person and their pet, be it a dog, a cat or any other animal, it is unique. Many scientific studies have been devoted to investigating what causes humans to add an animal to their intimate circle.

Some of them claim human relationship with domestic animals Beneficial for mental healthAlso avoid negative feelings like loneliness and pain.

According to him National Institutes of Health (NIH), 68% of American households own a pet. And it has many positive aspects.

The mental health benefits of owning a pet

In a joint study between the above organization Waltham Center For pet nutrition The Mars Corporation discovered the many benefits of spending time with an animal. This investigation was able to prove the handling of the pet Helps reduce cortisol levels -The hormone is linked to stress- and low blood pressure.


Dogs are beneficial for reducing stress. Photo: Pexels.

Doctor Layla EspositoSupervisor Human-Animal Interaction Research Project of the NIH, noted: “Is your goal to increase physical activity? So you might benefit from owning a dog. If your goal is to reduce stress, sometimes watching fish swim can bring a sense of calm.”

Animals that can help people

According to an NIH researcher Ann Berger, there are many animals that can help people with various disabilities or limited mobility. According to some studies conducted by the medical center, the Having dogs in classrooms Can help students with attention deficit disorder.

Spending time with guinea pigs can benefit autistic people, according to a study.
Spending time with guinea pigs can benefit autistic people, according to a study.

Other surveys and studies were considered positive for the presence of fish and their maintenance Diabetic patientsAnd the benefits of people playing with guinea pigs Autistic.

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