Four Ways Your Pet Relieves Your Stress


Increase in Physical Activity


Your body is regularly stressed by the day-to-day life you live, but pets, dogs especially, require a level of physical dedication from you in the form of walks. These walks aren't just for your dog; they're for you too; if you take the time to enjoy them, they can reduce your stress and increase your physical activity.


Stress Reduction


Actual mental and emotional stress reduction comes with having a pet. This is because biologically, your pet calms you; they reduce your heart rate, increase your dopamine, and calm your breathing on a subconscious level.


Boost Self Confidence


Your pet boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem directly. If you get to have pets when you're a child, you're going to be more confident and have stable self-esteem, which directly impacts your well-being.


Your well-being physically, emotionally, and mentally is significantly increased from having a pet. The reduction in stress alone is impressive. If you want to learn more about how pets impact your health, ask us at your next appointment!