Our Wonderful Pets
Pets are a huge part of peoples lives and therefore play an important role in the overall well being of our community in our opinion!
Our family has personally experienced this by having the privilege of having an amazing dog (Toby) for almost 15 years and seeing the powerful effect she had on us all even to this day. She ‘raised’ the kids in our family and will forever be loved by us.
In addition, for the past 10 years we have had a lovable yet rebel cat named Larry who does things his way!
It is for this reason as we seek to focus on the good in our surrounding communities we have dedicated this section to our beloved pets! Please free to give us your feedback and suggestions on this section so it can enrich us all.
Why Pets Are Good For Us
Studies have repeatedly linked pets with better heart health. Due to this, some insurance companies offer reduced rates for elderly people if they own a pet. A poll by The Blue Cross animal welfare charity said they believed that owning a pet can help people stay more healthy. Even more people may be encouraged to go out and get a pet after they hear the full results of the survey:
* 84% of doctors said that exercising pets helped people keep fit and reduced the chance of heart disease and other complaints
* Some pets, particularly dogs, encourage their owners to exercise. Whether it involves a daily stroll, or playing with the pet, enjoyable physical activities are much more common for pet owners. We live in an era of technology, where people exercise much less than they did in previous generations.
* 82% thought that pets helped people relax
* 76% felt animal lovers’ stress levels were reduced
* 60% believed stroking pets could lower blood pressure and heart rates
* 57% agreed pets could benefit people suffering from depression
* 44% said pets could even help people begin to recuperate after a stroke or mental breakdown
* 37% believed pets played a key role in helping patients recover after operations and that pets aid recovery
Why Pets Are Good for Kids
* Two out of five kids seek out their pet when they’re upset.
* Kids with pets tend to develop more responsibility and discipline.
*Kids who regularly care for a pet usually become more socially competent with other kids and adults.
*Two out of five kids play with their pet when they’re bored.
* Kids with pets are more likely to interpret nonverbal communication and body language correctly.
*Four out of five kids say their pet is one of their playmates.
*Kids tend to be more empathetic when they have a pet.
*Almost all kids name their pet when asked to name their 10 most important individuals in their lives.
* Pets teach children about having responsibility, improves their self-esteem, and helps them to cope with traumatic events. Children who have pets are also much less likely to develop a pet allergy during adulthood.
As you can see there is plenty of confirmation pets are good for us all!
We bet you have a lovable pet you would like to share with our community. If so, just fill out the form below to submit your pet to be feature here on this section and our Facebook & Twitter page!
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