Published on September 22nd, 2015 | by Vet Pets0
Happy Healthy Pet, Happy Healthy Human
What fun is life without a little furball friend at your side? Whether you identify as a cat person, or you’re firmly in the dog camp, or you can’t decide between the two, cats and dogs make excellent companions. And as important as our precious little pals are to us, we want to make sure they are happy and healthy pets. This is why it is important to take advantage of your local veterinary services, and to be knowledgeable about preventative care such as what tests and vaccinations your pet would benefit from. Proper pet care is paramount in ensuring that your pet has the longest, happiest, healthiest life possible. Tests and vaccinations starting from when your furry friend is just a tiny puppy or kitten will get them started on the right track.
What’s so great about having a pet?
Well, chances are that if you’re asking then you haven’t personally experienced the joy of owning a pet yourself. If this is something you’re considering, you are in for such a treat! Not only are they exciting to play with, and they can keep you company, and cheer you up on a bad day, they can actually improve your health as well! It makes sense doesn’t it? You shell out for tests and vaccinations to ensure the health of your pet, doesn’t it make sense that your furry friend would return the favor to ensure your health too?
How are pets good for my health?
There are many reasons that having a pet can be good for you. Consider these perks:
- Starting early
Of all the people you know with pet allergies, how many of them had pets in the home when they were growing up? Probably not too many. When a child grows up with a pet in the house, that child will have a smaller chance of developing allergies to pet dander, fur, and similar things. In fact the likelihood of having those allergies can down by 33%!
- Take it from their experience
According to the National Pet Owners Survey, 64% of pet owners claim that the health advantages that come with pet ownership are important to them. And they’re not imagining things. When over 2000 adults participated in a study, results concluded that people responsible for walking their canines are far less likely to be obese than those who do not own a dog, or dog owners who pass the responsibility off to another person.
- Doctors say so
One poll surveyed 1000 general practitioners and family doctors, and of those, 97% of them said they believed in the positive health benefits of owning a pet. And of those thousand doctors, 60% said they would definitely suggest getting a pet in order to improve general health. So if someone in your family is against the idea of getting a pet, just tell them it’s doctor’s orders!
Imagine the happy purrs and excited tails wagging. If you don’t have a pet, it might be time to get one.