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Secret Powers Some Pets Can Have

Do you have a pet? If you do, I am sure you can agree that it brings you a great amount of joy but did you know that pets such as cats and dog also have the power to help boost your mental health? It's something most people don't think about while getting a pet but taking care of an animal can help your brain work way better and decrease the risk of mental health issues.

Studies have not only found that having a pet can make you feel calmer and more relaxed, but they also show that :

  • Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression
  • Pet owners in their senior age make less visits to doctors than those without pets
  • Having pet's such as fish can reduce stress and help your muscles relax
  • Playing with your pet has similar results to playing sport on your mind and can help boost dopamine levels.
  • Touching or petting an animal can help ease stress and anxiety quite instantly

However the main part of having a pet is taking care of it. If you do not have the time or the money to take care of the animal for the life it lives, do not get it, and if you do not know how to take care of an animal, do research before getting it which specially applies to people who keep fish in bowls. Perhaps opt for a house plant. They have multiple benefits to your health as well!

Do you have any pets? Tell us in the comments! Good luck!

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  1. I have a betta fish! It really helps me to calm down

    1. Fish are an amazing pet! I'm glad your Betta helps you calm down!


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