Talking is the best medicine in the world. Sometimes it can do magic, which no other thing can perpetrate. In our day-to-day scheduled life, we are stressed out with our work; as a result of this, we forget to take care of ourselves. All we need is to talk with someone to work through our problems. Likewise, pets can be our best friend. Communicating with them is one of the best ways to soothe ourselves. Below are the reasons why pets can be a major part of our happy and healthy life:
- Animals may improve heart health, lower blood pressure and regulate the heart rate during stressful situations by being a companion. In 2002, researchers witnessed changes in heart rate and blood pressure among people who had a dog or cat, compared to those who didn’t, when participants were under stress. Whether it is believable or not, pets are a great way to improve our mood and temperament.
- Your pet can be the best companion for the morning or an evening walk. They happily go out for a walk and often urge us to go when we feel too tired. In today’s life, we have everything, but perhaps no one to talk to or listen to. So, if you want to pour your heart out to your pet or tell them secrets, we know all will stay safe with them.
They give you unconditional love and are always faithful. Just like books, they have no complaints or demands but will always be by your side. Studies have also revealed that people who spend their time with pets are more likely to live longer than people who don’t. It has also been proven that people who keep pets are good in their social relations.
- Communicating with our dogs can be incredibly relaxing and soothing. Talking with dogs can be much better than simply talking to ourselves. A study found that dogs respond best to a mixture of tone and dog-related words (treat, fetch, play, ball, and walk). They can’t speak, but their brains respond to spoken words, advocating human language has deep evolutionary roots.
- Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than those without pets. Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without. Pet owners over the age of 65 make 30% fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets. One of the reasons for this therapeutic effect is that pets fulfill the basic human need for touch.
Even the desensitized criminals in prison tend to feel better and show changes in their behavior after pet interaction. They start to experience mutual affection. The company of a pet can ease your loneliness. Most of the dogs are enthusiastic about a healthy workout session. It regenerates and replenishes our souls, resulting in the recovery of depression.
Pets can be a great social lubricant for us. They aid us in interacting with others and starting new friendships. They even help us to maintain relationships. Pet owners are fortunate enough to meet new people in pet stores, clubs, and training classes.
To possess a successful relationship with one another, talking is the key to a good rapport. Talking helps to strengthen our bond with our lovable pets. Moreover, the dog can detect if we are happy, sad, or anxious and respond.
- Children with autism or other learning difficulties are much more capable than other people at relying on non-verbal cues to communicate, just as animals do. Learning to connect with a pet may even help autistic children in their interactions with people.
Pets can help children with learning disabilities learn how to manage stress and calm themselves, making them better equipped to overcome challenges.
Playing and exercising with pets can help a child with learning disabilities to stay alert and attentive throughout the day. It can prove to be a great antidote to stress and frustration caused by the learning disability. Kids who are emotionally attached to their pets are better able to build relationships with other people.
Research has also been done proving that pets can help in calming down hyperactive or aggressive kids. Pets can help a young mind develop by teaching them empathy and understanding. Kids can talk with them without fear of rejection, enabling them to build their self-confidence and vocal skills.
- Pets add structure and routine to our day. They require a regular feeding and exercise schedule. Having a consistent routine keeps an animal balanced and calm. No matter how our mood is, be it depressed, anxious, or stressed, we’ll have to get out of bed to feed, exercise, and care for them.
According to psychologists, caring for our pets when we face tribulations in life can make us feel better. This helps to build emotional strength and molds us into a better person.
- We should get a pet and experience unconditional love. People who own pets are less lonely. This leads to happiness and appreciation for their pets and themselves. We all have a neurotransmitter in our brain known as dopamine. When we play with our pets, this hormone is released, and its levels increase in our bodies.
The gestures that we happen to make interacting with our pet can make us more affectionate in the long term. Cleaning your pet and playing with it are expressions of genuine love and care.
I conclude that most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing part of life with them. Pets have evolved to become remarkably in tune with humans and their behavior and emotions. Dogs are proficient in understanding many of the words we use. They’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures.
Pets can reduce stress, depression, ease loneliness and improve our cardiovascular health. Thus, adding light to our dull and monotonous life. Perhaps, most importantly, a pet can provide real joy and unconditional love to our lives.