Oct 22, 2021 8:10:31 PM
“Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.” George MacDonald.
Pets are lovely creatures. Cats and dogs are the most commonly kept pet animals around the globe because they easily develop strong emotional bonds with human beings.
There are a lot of mental and physical benefits which are associated with keeping pets. Here, we will discuss the psychological and physical benefits of keeping pets in detail under the light of scientific literature.
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” Bern Williams.
According to a research study conducted by a team of expert psychiatrists from Purdue University and the University of Pennsylvania:
“Pets have a number of positive psychological benefits. Interacting/playing with pets gives alleviation in stress and anxiety.”
According to a recent research study conducted at University of York and Lincoln: (I don’t there is an institution called University of York and Lincoln. Should it not be two separate institutions so render it as “According to a recent research study conducted at York and Lincoln universities:”
“Pets play an important role in improving mental health. They create strong emotional bonds with their owners that lead to better mental health and aids in reducing a sense of loneliness.”
More than 90% attendants from UK claimed that, during the worst period of lockdown, pets helped them staying active and fit.
Interestingly, pets are good for humans of all ages. Children get many physical and mental benefits by playing/interacting with pets. Some important benefits have been summarized below:
“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms”. George Eliot.
Pets give a lot of mental and physical benefits to the elderly. In old age, due to sudden changes in the body or some environmental or domestic causes, some people may start getting depression and other age-related mental ailments. By engaging with pets, they feel relaxed and can avoid boredom.
Additionally, pets help in increasing your vitality. Interacting with pets increases exercise, playfulness and other physical activities, which can have a positive impact on the immune system and overall wellness of more senior individuals. This is why it has been stated that pets can enhance the optimism, morale and self-worth of the elderly.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw.
According to research conducted at the NHS State Hospital in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, it was concluded that animal-assisted therapy plays an important role in reducing the mental stress, depression and age-associated mood complications in patients with severe mental ailments.
Interaction with pets decreases the amount of bad lipids and cholesterol in the body which ultimately exerts a positive influence on cardiac health. That’s why, interaction with pets may decrease the incidence of heart attack in older people.
Moreover, it is reported that interaction with pets helps in recovery of old age diseases such as dementia and other brain degenerative conditions.
Due to the known, and emerging knowledge of the psychological and physical health benefits of pets, they are becoming more widely used and more popular for therapeutic purposes. Used only under professional supervision and settings, our lovely pets can assist with a variety of mental health ailments. Dogs lead the way and are the most commonly used animal for psychotherapy purposes.
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“…animal welfare organisations have been warning that pets who have never known anything other than their humans being around all the time could struggle to adjust when owners return to the workplace post-lockdown.” [The Guardian, July 2021]
There’s no feeling quite like the excitement of getting your first puppy. To make sure they have the very best start with you, you’ll need to prepare for their arrival, covering off a few essentials: play, food, sleep, house training, medical care, exercising and socialising.
With our ever-changing, eclectic British weather we have to be on the ball when it comes to looking after our dogs. What is an ideal environment in the morning can have changed completely by the afternoon so we have to be mindful of making sure our pets are going to be comfortable – whatever the weather.
This year’s summer holiday period is quite unlike any other as many families choose to holiday right here in the UK as we continue to face travel limitations and concerns about venturing abroad. Also our dogs have become quite used to having us around 24/7 so you might feel less able to leave them behind this year. So if you are looking to enjoy a break in the UK with your dogs, what are your options and considerations?