Companion animals do not really care whether you’re rich or not, or if you give them the craziest names. They simply want kindness, care and some loving attention from humans. And when you do, they will surely give you their love and loyalty.
According to statistics, people who have one or more pets in their homes lead happier lives. They are healthier and live longer than those who do not have companion animals. Pet owners even heal better and faster after surgery or any sickness and have reduced factors for cardiovascular disease.
“[The bond with pets] is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship. The touching of our pets and the closeness of the relationship with them is spiritual,” says the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.
Pets help largely on the healing process of humans. Therapists in nursing homes are very aware of this and used the help of pets for therapy as part of an interactive program.
There are nursing homes that have house cats, whose presence bring peace to the patients. Therapy dogs are also helping people suffering from mental disorders, keeping them calm when a storm hovers over their minds.
Now, more than ever, people need help in healing during these trying times. Thanks to companion animals, it feels a bit better at home.
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