Many people love their fur babies! Not only do they become a part of our family, owning a pet has many positive effects on our mental and physical wellbeing.
According to the Ohio State Veterinary Center, owning a pet can buffer stress, lower heart rate, lower blood pressure, give social support, help you stay in shape, and prevent certain sickness.
In addition, when a child has a good relationship with a pet, the animal encourages cognitive stimulation, improves behavior, increases immunity, and lowers anxiety.
Those of you with pets…. tell us about your furbabies! Do you notice you feel better when you are around your pets?