Many people “including me” have wondered why other people keep animals in their homes and it sometimes sounds like they have time for unnecessary things but research has shown that it necessary to own a pet if you cherish your life.
A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, entertainment, or as an act of compassion such as taking in and protecting a hungry stray cat, rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal.
In most homes, the two most popular pets are dogs and cats.
Pets are known to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Experts say that people can get relieve from stress and depression, if they spend time with their pets.
Several studies have revealed that people who tend to spend their time with pets are more likely to live longer than people who don’t.
Pets have their perks when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that simply petting a dog can decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which lowers overall stress. Not to mention, kids who grow up in a household with a pet are less at risk of developing asthma and allergies.
Stress Soothers. Petting your cat or dog feels good. It can help your body release a relaxation hormone, and cuts down on levels of a stress hormone.
It also soothes your pet, says Alan Beck, ScD, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University.
Mostly people love animals and they do it with honourable intentions. They believe they can give them a good/better life. After a while, animals like cats and dogs will rarely leave of their own volition when there is easy food and cover to be had.
Pets are good for our emotional and physical health. Caring for a companion animal or a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups. … Animal companionship also helps lower a person’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
They help humans in many ways: also by helping to fertilize plants. They are part of the food chain and keep ecosystems in balance . They serve as companion animals like helping reduce depression and loneliness.
Other animals commonly kept include rabbits, ferrets, pigs. Rodents; such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, rats, and guinea pigs. Avian Pets; such as parrots, passerines, and fowl. Reptile pets; such as turtles, alligators, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes; Aquatic pets, such as fish, freshwater and saltwater snails.
What animal do you keep as your pet? Share your thought as well.