Some people have (arguably, unfortunately) never shared their home with an animal, bird or reptile of any kind and therefore are totally unaware of the incredible and constant benefits to an animal presence in the home.
So, whether this sounds like you or else you used to have pets and need reminding of how totally awesome they are, then here are the four most incredible ways in which having pets improve your life.
Pets are Great for Your Social Life
Regardless of whether you choose to introduce a furry animal or feathered friend into your life, it is not only the animal or bird themselves that will bring you companionship, but also like-minded animal owners, both online and in real life.
For dog owners, you will quickly get to know other doggie parents on your morning walks and if you wish, you will start to form a bond and even a connection with them, as well as getting to know other dogs. Walking pals will give you something to do when you are heading round the park and will expose your dog to other doggie friends as well.
Not only that, but registering your new animal with a renowned and established veterinary surgery, such as Easy Vet, will provide your information and access to different groups of people who share a love for your particular species and even breed.
Pets Reduce Stress Levels
Another incredibly beneficial and truly amazing advantage of welcoming one or more happy and loving pets into your home is that you will act as a comforter and protector for them and they will help reduce your levels of stress and anxiety and even boost your mood, at the same time.
Whether it is walking your dog in the woods every morning or evening (or indeed both) and exposing yourself to fresh air and immersing yourself in nature, or else spending quality time teaching your cat how to come when you call her name, focusing on bonding with your pet is an instant mood booster.
Pets Bring You Unadulterated Joy
There is nothing more freeing and heartwarming than being greeted after a hard day at work at the door by a waggly tail and an excited bark, or a flutter and a cheap from the living room, or two bunnies running down the stairs when they hear the door.
Not only will you always have someone in your proverbial corner but playing with your animal and teaching and training them to do tricks for treats forces you to forget your worries and live, very firmly, in the moment.
Pets are Such an Inspiration
There are far more than four reasons why, when your personal situation allows it, you should consider rescuing and adopting an animal, bird or even reptile from your local animal shelter.
However, the final reason on this list is that by adopting an animal from a shelter you will bring a huge source of inspiration into your life. Not all animals enter shelters because they have been mistreated, sometimes it is because their owner is no longer able to care for them. However, in either case you will see an animal that has gone through some tough times and even if a little bit of effort on your part is needed, you will be amazed and the wonderful loving characters that emerge despite it.