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Pets can alleviate loneliness, lower blood pressure and stave off depression. Having a cat, dog or other small pet takes some effort. Carrying out tasks like grooming, cleaning or walking an animal can give people a sense of purpose—not to mention a reason to get out of the house for some low-impact exercise and some social interaction.
Pets as Caregiving Companions In this video, three people discuss the caregiving role their pets played in their households. Read Edwina, Donna and Monica’s inspiring stories of pet caregivers from the August 2019 issue of Guideposts!Why older cats make great companions: 1. When a senior cat is adopted, they seem to truly understand the meaning of being rescued and are very thankful for the second chance. 2. Senior kitties already have their CAT-tastic purrsonalities, you’ll know if.
The therapeutic use of pets as companions is also becoming more common. Known as pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy (AAT), relationships with animals are encouraged and integrated into the care plan. When ownership is not possible, service companies and volunteer organizations bring animals to the seniors on a regular basis. According to the CDC, owning an animal can,“increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize.
Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and. The fact is, companion animals of all kinds – dogs, cats, even rabbits and hamsters – enrich our lives. Research shows that pet owners have less illness, recover faster from serious health conditions, and tend to be more content than people who do not own pets. Cats have been known to help with loneliness, anxiety, depression, and more, just like dogs.
If you’re looking for a pet that requires a little less attention, a cat might be your best bet. They still make for great companions, but they’re also okay with being alone for a. 8. They make you chat to people. Any dog owner will know that walking your pet is a sure fire way to start conversations with fellow animal lovers. Ferrets are a lot like cats: independent, curious and mischievous.
However, they make great pets, as they’re highly energetic and intelligent. Children especially love ferrets, and if trained properly, they can be the loyal and low-maintenance companion you desire. 10 Reasons Fish Make Great Pets 1. Fish are known to have a tranquil, calming effect on anyone who watches them glide serenely through the water.
List of related literature:
|from Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television|
|from Companion Animals and Us: Exploring the Relationships Between People and Pets|
|from Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals|
|from Storied Health and Illness: Communicating Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities|
|from The Global Guide to Animal Protection|
|from Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World|
|from Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat E-Book|
|from Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions|
|from Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets|
|from Encyclopedia of Human Relationships: Vol. 1-|