Recently there has been a steady rise in the statistics that show Indian families adopting pets. Having pets is more of a trend now but there are many advantages of having a pet. Here are few mentioned below;
Pets work as mood enhancers;
No matter how angry, upset or stressed you are, there is no denying that a pet’s comforting presence works like magic potion for you. It is very hard to keep up with a distressed mood when the innocent and loving animals are hovering around you giving you company no matter how low you feel. Research has also shown that not only do they ward negative feelings away but they also help in preventing their onset at times.
Pets help you keep your blood pressure in check;
Since they keep your moods in check, it is obvious that you do not lose your temper and have your blood pressures shooting up like rockets. This means, less need of medication and safe temperament for you.
Pets are a great source of exercise;
Once you get a pet, you know that you have to be on your feet always, whether its cleaning up after them, bathing them, keeping them entertained in order to not encourage them into thinking that tearing up your projects and important papers is the right way to have fun. You can also take them along for your regular walks or jogs in the park. They will help you stay healthy and fit.
True comfort for loneliness;
You have pets to keep you company and give you unconditional love, support and loyalty even when everything else in the world is working against you. You know you can pour your heart out to them and your secrets are safe with them. They prove to be really good listeners and are always ready to give you company whether you like it or not.
You will live longer than others;
A happy heart is a healthy heart. Having pets around you keeps you encouraged and happy and if happiness is the key to good health, then there you have your personal doctors and therapists at home. This has been proved via research as well.
When you have pets you tend to keep meeting and interacting with more and more people to discuss about the subject of pets and pet care.
This is the best part. When you have a pet, it very easily means you have responsibility. There are so many things you have to be particular about. Feeding your pet, taking them out for regular exercises, making sure they do not bother your neighbours. Making sure your neighbours do not bother them! You start learning to be more patient, active, responsible, loving and confident because there are times when you have to stand up for your pet all by yourself when they land themselves in trouble. You also get to learn some life lessons from them. Dogs for example, when they set their mind to do something they hang on to it till the end, giving it their best shot and all their undivided attention. Multi tasking doesn’t really help you work to perfection so you learn to focus taking inspiration from your pet. Cats always mind their own business, so that is a way you learn to not be interfering.
However, when we say you must get a pet, we mean the right pet for you. People with asthma and allergies must be careful with the pet they pick, because pets tend to be messy and you constantly have to watch out for them. The vet or even the trainer at the pet store may be of some help to provide you with all the information you need about what kind of pet would be the right one for you if you are allergic to being around most animals.
Also if you live in an apartment, having big size dogs for pets is a very bad idea, however, you can have guinea pigs, hamsters, cats, frogs or small dogs like pugs, lhasa apsos and so on. Apartment life is very restrictive to huger animals. There is not enough space for exercise and it’s a constant frustration to the neighbours who may not be animal lovers and loath all the noise in the building.
If you have a restricted budget then be very careful to not pick a high maintenance pet like dogs and exotic pets, because having a pet in general requires lot of investment and proper planning may prove to be a good enough solution. But you cannot just get a pet, not be able to take proper care of it and just say you are broke, because animals do not speak human and they will never be able to voice their discomfort.
If you know you have enough resources and time to look after a pet, you should definitely get one and watch your life change for the better!