Living happiness with four paws: 5 reasons why everyone should have a pet

Living happiness with four paws: 5 reasons why everyone should have a pet

Pets are an essential part of a happy home. Here are 5 solid reasons why everyone should have a pet.

1. You are never alone
2. You stay healthy longer
3. Pets save lives
4. Pets teach responsibility
5. Pets calm their surroundings

1. You are never alone

Anyone who has ever taken an animal in at home knows that pets understand what we want to tell them. Even if they never learn human language, dogs, in particular, keep showing that they can read what is being said. Because thoughts and emotions are often expressed through the tone of voice, certain energy, or the context. And so we text our pets continuously as if they were human companions.

So it’s no surprise that pets have been shown to help prevent isolation and loneliness. It already helps many people to tell their worries and success stories to someone who may not understand every detail, but who is there to support them emotionally.

In addition, you will come into contact with like-minded people much easier. Every time you go for a walk, you are guaranteed to be greeted by other dog owners.

With aquarium owners, on the other hand, you can quickly immerse yourself in discussions about the right fish keeping conditions.

2. You stay healthy longer

Pets are a guarantee of an active lifestyle. They almost force you to move more. Be it the walks, going to the vet, playing games together, or simply caring for your favorite: Overall, you should give your pet around two hours of attention every day. What sounds like a huge investment of time is pure joy. Thanks to all the exercise, you also tend to stay healthy longer.

Admittedly, pets are not necessarily the most hygienic of the time. But you don’t need to be disgusted with them, on the contrary: as long as your animals are well cared for and don’t spread too much dirt, your organism will thank you. A healthy immune system can even be strengthened by keeping animals.

For example, children who grow up with pets are less likely to develop allergies to animal hair.

3. Pets save lives

There are reasons why it is of all things dogs and cats that so many people in the local latitudes are particularly fond of. This certainly includes the ability to recognize certain illnesses, seizures, and relapses before you notice anything unusual yourself.
For example, cats have an excellent sense of smell and sense chemical changes in human bodies so that they can warn of impending epileptic seizures.

Dogs, on the other hand, can be specifically trained to sound the alarm if they recognize symptoms of hyper- or hypoglycemia in diabetics. Should you ever become unconscious, dogs can loudly draw attention to themselves and you and thus possibly even become lifesavers.

4. Pets teach responsibility

If you have children at home, you can hardly give them more joy than bringing a pet home with you. Of course, there are additional tasks and duties associated with this, the animal must ultimately be looked after and cared for. But you can share this responsibility with your children. Because this lesson your kid cannot learn by watching Netflix, kissanime, or any other streaming website or service.

Are you skeptical about whether your children are really ready for it? Don’t worry, people grow with their tasks. This applies to your children as well as to you.

Because anyone who believes that he or she cannot learn anything from pets as an adult is seriously wrong. After all, many a married or unmarried couple first buy a pet in order to measure themselves against the challenge before they dare to have children. And even if you already have children, you will be held responsible for keeping your pet.

You shouldn’t give the children more responsibility than you can trust them to do. Then, with age and experience, they can take on more tasks. At the same time, pet owners learn to be more empathetic with other living beings – be it humans or animals.

5. Pets calm their environment

Even the presence of an animal calms the mind in the room. People automatically begin to speak a little quieter and more calmly. You become more patient with your counterpart. When you see that your protégé is healthy and happy, it releases dopamine and serotonin in you. These are substances that are part of the happiness hormones and thanks to which you feel good yourself. Your body also releases less cortisol, which causes stress. The result: your pulse slows down, the heart works more relaxed.

And: Many pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, or guinea pigs are so nice and fluffy! If you stroke or cuddle her, you’ll be even happier and maybe your little friends will love cuddling as much as you do them.

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher, is a freelance writer, serial blogger, and speaker who enjoys enlightening others about unknown and little-known facts.