Caregivers, listen up! Did you know that having a pet helps improve mental and physiological health in a number of ways? If your loved one is feeling blue, you should consider getting a pet. Pets are also a good way to get your loved one out of the house and interacting with neighbors.
Pets have shown to help decrease blood pressure, improve mood, battle loneliness, and encourage activity. Pets are great companions and can help make your empty house feel like a home again. If your loved one is concerned with the maintenance required when taking care of a pet, consider getting a fully trained dog or a low maintenance cat.
So what are you waiting for? Brighten your day, adopt an animal and improve your health!