Do you own a pet? Odds are, after a stressful day, walking into your door and having your adorable pet greet you help reduce stress. Your furbaby can also help:
- Decrease blood pressure.
- Decrease cholesterol levels.
- Decrease feelings of loneliness.
- Boost your mood.
- Decrease anxiety and depression.
- Adds more laughter into your life.
Having a pet, particularly a dog can help you socialize more. How often have you struck up a conversation with another dog owner? How about walking your dog and having complete strangers ask you to pet them?
According to a British poll, 90 percent of single women said that men who own a cat are “nicer” than other guys. I’m personally a sucker for a man who owns a cat. I guess you have to have a certain personality to handle the sassiness of a cat versus a dog.
Do you have a pet? If so, do you feel less stress due to their companionship?