5 Ways Our Pets Make Us Happy
Apr 15, 2015 by Maura Rhodes
Turns out Fido does a lot more than keep us company.
I sure do. Scampers is no longer with us, but I’m head over heels for our Sheltie, Ruby, and our cranky cat, Curry. Those two serve up huge helpings of comfort and love every day.
We love our pets
Pets are parts of more than 68 percent of U.S. households, a recent survey says. All those creatures contribute to the happiness and well-being of their families—even when they chew our shoes, shred the furniture, or kick impossible-to-vacuum cage bedding all over the floor.
Why? Here’s what pet parents and the literature say about the role animals play in human happiness.
1. They get us off our butts (especially dogs)
People who own dogs (and walk them) tend to be more active than those who don’t. A Michigan State University study found that folks who walked their dogs exercised 30 minutes more per week than non-dog owners.
In fact, dogs can make better walking buddies than humans. A University of Missouri study found that residents in an assisted-living home walked 28 percent faster when they hit the trail with a shelter dog. Older folks who paired up people moved only 4 percent more quickly. After 12 weeks, the dog walkers had greater fitness gains.
2. They keep us healthy
College students who petted a dog had higher levels of IgA, an infection-fighting antibody found in mucous membranes, … read more
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