Health benefits of petting a dog

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Did you know that having a pet may do more for you than any super-food ever could? In study after study, pet owners are healthier, happier and sharper than non-pet owners! 

Studies have shown that caring for a pet delivers multidimensional health-boosting effects such as; lowering stress and boosting cardiovascular health all the while ensuring that you receive daily exercise, rain or shine!   

The action of petting your cat or dog feels good.  Researchers who study human/animal interaction have concluded that pets, especially dogs, seem to be very good for one's health.

Scientists believe that the major source of people’s positive reactions to pets comes from oxytocin, which is a hormone whose many functions include stimulating social bonding, relaxation and trust, and easing stress.

Research has shown that when humans interact with pets, oxytocin levels increase in both species.