Adopting a pet and 5 things it will change in your life

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Have you ever found yourself smiling at a Facebook video of kittens during a rough workday? Or felt soothed by the presence of a Golden Retriever while walking alone on the beach? If so, you may be ready for the idea of adopting a pet. These little creatures that offer unconditional love can change your life in many ways! Here are five things that pet ownership can change:

Strengthens your sense of responsibility

Caring for a living being that depends on you can instill a sense of responsibility, especially for those living alone. Feeding, watering, grooming, walking, and taking pets to the vet are similar to parenting.

Pets need care
Pets need care

Increases your empathy and observation power

Living with an animal that can only communicate through gestures and nonverbal cues can develop empathy and observation skills. After a while, you’ll learn to interpret your pet’s movement, posture, and facial expressions. Communication with pets goes beyond speech.

Prevents stress-related diseases

Adopting a pet is like starting a detox. Pets can reduce cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, and prevent many stress-related diseases. They can even help with anger management. Additionally, the sound of a cat’s purring can reduce the risk of a heart attack or high blood pressure by 40%.

Cats are more effective than a blood pressure medication
Cats are more effective than a blood pressure medication

Makes you more active

Pets require daily exercise, which can help you be more active. Owning a pet is like having a child who never grows up. Regular play and walks with a beloved dog can get you in great shape in no time.

Dogs are great exercise companions
Dogs are great exercise companions

Strengthens against allergies

Contrary to what many might believe, owning a pet can help prevent allergies. Studies show that homes with pets have a lower risk of respiratory allergies because pets carry bacteria that can prevent attacks.

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