Everyone loves having a furry friend around because of their immense cuteness but doctors confirm that pets also offer many benefits for your health. “Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners,” according to the CDC.
Here Are a Few More Health Benefits That Come With Owning a Pet
- They increase your activity level – Most pets require you to get active to care for them properly. For example, dogs need to be taken on walks regularly. Exercise releases endorphins which increases your happiness. So by taking your dog on a walk, you not only benefit your dog but yourself as well.
- They make great companions – Pets love to receive love but they also love to give love to their owners. You can guarantee that you won’t feel lonely when you have a pet by your side at all times. This is great for people with depression and other types of mental illness.
- They give us a purpose – When people have an animal to care for, it gives them a sense of purpose. A pet relies on it’s owner for food, cleaning, and attention.
Pets offer health benefits to everyone, but they can also be extremely helpful for those going through addiction treatment.
If you are looking for a drug rehab center, you should look into for pet-friendly facilities that will allow you to have your furry friend by your side to help you through your recovery.
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