Why having a pet is good for your health

Why having a pet is good for your health

If you’re a pet lover, you will understand the personal connection that can develop between humans and animals and the everyday delights owning a pet can bring, but pets can even have a positive effect on our mental state. Stress and anxiety affect a large number of us, but Pet As Therapy, a national charity founded in 1983, suggests that the act of petting or playing with an animal can help to relieve symptoms such as stress and anxiety due to the increased production of endorphins. What are the other health benefits an animal can provide? As well as helping…