Pets are living with us for thousands of years. Scientist all over the world has tried to quantify the benefits of having pet through their research. In this article, we have tried to show some notable benefit of keeping pets.
More years to live
Some scientist at the University of Pennsylvania it was found that pet owners who had been hospitalized for heart diseases, including heart attacks, showed significant survival rate a year later than a control group without a pet. benefits of having a pet when bereaved or illness. The presence of a pet in the family is a stronger predictor of survival than having a spouse or family support. That's irony, isn't it!!
Pets can help bereaved people who spouse have diet, they are less prone to go to depression. less prone to a feeling of isolation and despair. They had better general health and require less medication.
High Self Esteem
Research by James Serpell at Cambridge University showed that people who recently acquired dog developed a greater sense of security and self-esteem. Their general health improved partly because of the increased amount of exercise they took in walking the dog. They suffered less from minor ailments such as cold, flu or a headache. .
Immunity against diseases
Pets boost human immune system as well. In a study in year 2004 Charnetski et al. reported a significant increase in salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA), an indicator of good immune system functioning, in college students after stroking a live dog in comparison to stroking a stuffed dog or sitting quietly for 18 min.
Research shows that serotonin level increases when any dog owner pat or caress her own dog. Serotonin is a very important hormone for relieving depression. Additionally, serotonin cures a person suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Therefore, the benefits of having a pet are many. This is why dogs and other pets are living with us since the origin of humanity.
Benefits of having pet- Less broken marriages
People with pets are regarded as more responsible towards their marriage. They have a sense of well being. A home feeling. They cannot just leave their spouse and pets and build the nest somewhere else, They stay on for years.
Paranormal Benefit of owning a dog
Finally, paranormal benefit. I have mentioned this benefit elsewhere. was reluctant to add this point here, but then this article would have been incomplete. Before, i say anything i would like to tell you a story
My friend mark had habit of going to toliet early in morning before anybody in house was awake. That day too he went inside. After a while Sunny the labrador started barking and sctratching the door. Mark's wife was woken went to see what's wrong and found some heavy breathing noise coming from inside the bathroom. broke open the door, rushed to hospital , Mark had stroke.
This and many such stories are there, nearly everyone knows such stories.
Then there is someone telling you "My business improved a lot after my black doberman came home".
Dogs have a premonition of death long before any human have it. Actually, we do not have any premonition before death. Dogs can see death.