27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health (Slideshow)


In the past I have shared my life with cats, dogs, geese and guinea hens, pet mice, rats and hamsters, lizards, a python and even a pet tarantula.  I have always been drawn to animals, and can personally attest that they have enriched my life, brought me comfort and joy, and provided plenty of comic relief.

No doubt, they can make a mess, require time and responsibility to take care of, and can at times be costly.  But for many, the benefits outweigh these inconveniences.  Not only are there mental and emotional benefits like soothing, companionship, contributing, and enjoyment, but there are health benefits as well.

WebMD offers a slideshow which reviews the various health benefits pets can offer:

Stay Well With Your Animals

Most pet owners don’t need reminding. Animals make people feel good. But we’re talking about more than feeling glad they’re around. Your favorite animal can make you healthy and help you stay that way. You may be surprised at just how many ways a pet can improve your health.  (continue reading about ways pets can improve your health)

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