No one who has been or is a pet owner can deny the fact that pets, whether they are dogs or kittens, bring endless joys and comfort to their owners. Most people keep pets companions. Dogs are man’s proverbial and real best friends. They are faithful to a fault. Properly trained, dogs will listen to the commands of their human friend. Kittens to stay close and true to their owners, cuddling on their laps and purring soothingly as they are petted. When there are find sScottishfold kittens for sale, there is no doubt that will find a new home rather quickly.
Our furry friends are good companions as they are able to connect emotionally with humans. Some dogs are perfect as therapy dogs as they seem to understand and respond to their owners. There are people who do keep pets in order to provide emotional support. It has been said that petting a dog or kitten can help to reduce stress or alleviate negative feelings. The strains and pressures of a tough and exhausting day can be dissolved by seeing your pet dog wagging its tail and greeting you at the front door. Cuddling and kissing a kitten can do the same as well.
Apart from emotional benefits, pets are pretty good exercise partners too. The fact that they need to be walked at least once a day literally forces you to take a walk outdoors. This means a bit of exercise notwithstanding whatever little time you get to go out and walk your dog. It is better than no exercise at all. Walking briskly is known to assist in the aerobics functions of our cardiovascular organs. Our hearts beat faster, blood circulation is improved and the lungs are working harder to exhale carbon dioxide and inhale fresh air with oxygen. Getting out of the house also lets us walk around the block or if we are lucky, stroll in the park and smell the flowers in spring and summer and watch the changing hues in the fall. All this is made possible by our persistent dog that wants to go for its daily walk. Therefore, our pets not only provide emotional support, they enhance our physical well-being as well.
Additionally, having our pets around us usually brings out conversations from other pet owners or our neighbors and strangers. Pets serve as excellent talking points. Indeed, pets are wonderful social ice breakers. While they get to escape most of the boring conversations, at least their human partners are seen to be more sociable and approachable by neighbors and strangers. If we frequently walk on our own, it is less likely for anyone to stop and strike up a conversation. However, when you walk a dog who is sniffing out all the scents in the neighborhood, you can be sure that when you are forced to stop and wait for your pet to finish its olfactory sleuthing, someone is bound to start a conversation while standing at the end of a leash with his or her pet conducting its investigative task. In their own ways, pets do help to develop a conducive social environment.