We love our pets, and they love us. Research has shown how much pets add to our lives, and this means more:
According to the CDC, having a pet in your home brings actual health benefits to humans, including:
- blood pressure
- cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and symptoms of PTSD
- increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities
- better cognitive function in older adults
- more opportunities to socialize
After years of dealing with the pandemic, that last one is especially important for humans and their pets.
Pet Pals — better together
So if one pet is good for you, is more than one pet better? Studies say yes!
Bringing an additional pet into your home provides more companionship for you and your first pet. Studies have even shown that exposing infants to multiple pets can reduce sensitivity to common allergens, including animals, grass, ragweed and dust mites.
Providing a companion for your current pet can:
- provide companionship
- reduce boredom
- provide additional stimulation
- reduce destructive behaviors
Well-trained older pets can be good role models for younger animals, and the youngsters and bring new energy and enthusiasm to more senior pets. It’s win-win.
Not sure which pet will work well with the animal you have at home? Just come in and ask our expert staff. They’re happy to help.