For any pet owner, they know how wonderful it is coming home every night to an animal. It is rare to find someone who loves you unconditionally every day, no matter what you do. We all have that day with our spouses where coming home isn't the most welcoming experience. Not animals. They could care less what you said, what you did or didn't do, what chores you forgot, what you posted on your social media, etc. The best part of their day is seeing you.
Not only is a pets love comforting, but there are actual health benefits that researchers have found for people who own a pet. According to Center 4 research, "some research studies have found that people who have a pet have healthier hearts, stay home sick less often, make fewer visits to the doctor, get more exercise, and are less depressed. Pets may also have a significant impact on allergies, asthma, social support, and social interactions with other people."
One health indicator a lot of researchers have said is impacted by owning a pet is lowering blood pressure. "A similar study found that having your dog in the room lowered blood pressure better than taking a popular type of blood pressure medication (ACE inhibitor) when you are under stress." Perhaps this study isn't including training new puppies :). We believe most owners would agree that all the hard work it takes training young puppies or kitties is outweighed by their love and affection.
Research has also shown that pets help with social support for the elderly. Anyone with a mother, father, or grandparent in a retirement home has probably felt guilty at some point for not visiting them or talking on the phone with them often enough. Pets are a great way for the elderly to interact daily with someone and help them keep a daily routine.
Children also benefit from growing up with a pet in their home. "When a child has no brothers or sisters, research shows that pets help children develop greater empathy, higher self-esteem, and increased participation in social and physical activities." I distinctly remember the day I got my first puppy as a child. My father told my brother and I he needed to go to the airport to pick up a package for work. Neither of us really wanted to tag along but we decided not to put up a fight. When we got to the airport he told us to look for a brown box with his company name on it. We searched high and low, thinking we were actually helping him find this so-called work package. After some time searching, my dad pointed to a dog kennel and said here it is. I did a triple take, looking at the puppy inside and my dads name written on the top of it. We couldn't believe it! Talk about the best surprise ever.
The joy pets bring to your every day life is no surprise that is also contributes to your health benefits as well. Return the favor for your pets, have them try some Extracted Love treats or tinctures. With free shipping all of September, why wait?