February 20th is National Pet Day for your pet, so it’s time to celebrate our dear and beloved four-legged friends, and all kinds of pets for the joy and love that they have in our lives. I bring
Pets are so good for our mental health that scientists suggest that they should be an important part of the support available to people with mental illness.
With 51 million pets in the UK, there is no doubt that this nation is full of pet lovers, but few people know that there are full benefits to sharing your life with animals.
Tumbola lists 10 reasons why pets are your best friend, as well as the best breeds (dogs and cats) for those considering pets to help with mental health.
Here are some reasons to be grateful to your pets for this ‘National Love Your Pet Day’:
Raising a dog for just 15 minutes lowers blood pressure by 10%.
2 It releases serotonin, oxytocin, prolactin and even lowers the stress hormone cortisol. These good feeling hormones reduce our stress and anxiety, serotonin is the main thing that anti-depressants try to mimic.
3 Studies show that cats, rabbits and even turtles have the same effect.
4 Nursing home dwellers felt less alone after spending time with children than with humans.
5 Children prefer their pets to their siblings: “The fact that pets can’t understand or talk can even be an advantage because it means they are completely indecisive. Are. “
6 A hospital in the United States scanned the brains of mothers who owned a dog. She noticed that her brain was stimulated when she saw her own baby and her dog. There is also evidence that our relationship with our dog is extraordinarily similar to that of a parent-child bond.
7 Burns Pet Nutrition recently revealed that wrapping up with a dog (50%) wrapping around a sofa with a partner (36%).
8 The American Heart Association has linked pet ownership to a lower risk of heart disease and longevity.
9 Growing up in a less sterile environment – surrounded by animals, pets’ hair and dust – not only gives us a better immune system but also benefits our body’s response to anxiety.
10 wheelchair users with dogs reported that they talked more with strangers than with non-dogs.
Pets can help us cope with difficult times and dogs have become more human-friendly than any other animal.
They are able to capture our emotions, moods and behaviors, and while dog and cat owners alike can attest to the joy of playing or playing with their loved ones, science can now prove these benefits as well. Is.