The benefits of having a pet

By Melanie Rynearson Posted March 10, 2014

Owning a pet can have a big impact on your life.

Studies show that people who own one or more pets are less likely to be depressed than people who do not own any pets. I mean come on, who can be upset when you have a fluffy little animal just asking for your attention? Did you know that people over 65 that own animals make 30 percent fewer visits to the doctor than people who don’t? Why? Because adopting a pet can help you make healthier lifestyle choices and ultimately help with depression, stress, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and anxiety, or just make your life just that much more exciting.

It’s not that animals actually cure these things, they just make you happier. Having a pet will make your life so much more fun because not only do they have a personality of their own, you are the one person that they love most in the world and they will show you that all the time. Having an animal(s) is the best thing in the world.

Being able to bond with something that loves you more than it loves itself is a really unique experience and it makes all of the cleaning up after them and paying their vet bills worth it. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and buy yourself a silly pet and be happy!