Pet owners know how much their pets improve their quality of life...so much unconditional love! That actually provides a wellness boost too. On an emotional level, owning pets can decrease depression, stress and anxiety. Health wise, it can lower blood pressure, improve the immune system and decrease risk of heart attack and stroke.
Here are some other benefits of owning pets:
* Lowers cholesterol
* Improves mood
* helps people socialize
* monitors blood sugar levels for diabetes
* helps children develop
Here is a picture of my kitties. The tabby in front is Shanti and the ragdoll in back is Cupid. They are my precious joys and we provide each other unconditional love. Through my life I've had the opportunity to share in my life dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, turtles, gerbils, hamsters and fish! I've loved them all. Everyone in my family through the years has been animal lovers. I've been very fortunate.