Are you considering investing in a pet? Believe it or not, but they can come with significant benefits. Not only do they provide companionship, but they can also come with a lot of unique health benefits as well. In this article, we will be going over some of the primary benefits of owning a pet.
Benefits Of having a Dog at the Studio, meet Scottie!
Scottie was a rescue who comes to us from our neighbors at pets adrift. He’s a well mannered pup with plenty of love and laughter. Here are some of the reasons why I thought we’d get a dog in the studio:
1. Reducing Stress.
One of the significant benefits of having a dog would have to be it’s unique ability to help reduce stress in your life. The simple act off stroking a pet can provide significant reductions in stress. Not only can it prove to be helpful in reducing your heart rate, but it can also effectively lower your blood pressure as well. This is the heartbeat of music and dance, so Scottie fits in nicely with our goals (although his name is Scottie, he’s actually part boxer dog breed)
2. Prevent Heart Disease.
Another health benefit that can stem from owning a pet is the ability to prevent heart disease. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among the Western world. Because of this, the reduction of this disease can be critical to maintaining proper health. Because pets can significantly reduce the amount of stress that we go through on a daily basis, it is a great way to really prevent heart disease.
3. Promote Health and Wellness.
Owning a pet requires a good amount of exercise. If you own a dog, you are going to be responsible to walk the dog everyday. Thus, it should effectively promote a good amount of health and wellness in your life and routine. Because of this, you will find little room to make excuses to not provide the necessary exercise that your pets need because they are going to be depending on you. This will end up allowing you to get more exercise into your day and help you avoid making excuses not to exercise in the first place. On top of keeping people active, got Scottie an auto dog feeder so he’ll be well fed all the time!
4. Psychological Benefits.
Another benefit that you are going to get from having a pet with you on a daily basis is psychologically. Because having a pet will allow you to have a sense of companionship, you are going to be able to really feel as though you are with someone at all times and it can help you avoid the feeling of being alone even if you are. This is a huge benefit for a lot of people that might live by themselves or be by themselves for a majority of the day.
Although it may come at a cost, it’s something that’s worth investing time in. The additional costs of pet ownership for us was getting a dog bowl, food, collar, leash, kennel and flea treatment / bathing soaps.
Overall, there are a lot of significant benefits associated with owning a pet. Not only can it provide you with significant health benefits that can really help to improve your overall health and wellness, but it can also provide you with significant mental health benefits that cannot be ignored. If you are thinking about getting a pet, you might want to consider all of the benefits above to really get a good sense as to what you can expect out of it. It is also important to choose the right kind of pet for your specific needs as well.