Top 10 Reasons to be Thankful for Pets

 

Dog with male hand and high five

1- Pets love unconditionally.

2- Pets are good for your health, improving immunity, mental well-being, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart health, and more.

3- Pets strengthen family bonds.

4- Pets — namely dogs — provide a great excuse to exercise.

5- Pets teach children empathy, social skills, and responsibility.

6- Pets give you a chemical boost of feel-good serotonin and dopamine.

7- Pets lessen feelings of loneliness.

8- Pets help you meet people and make new friends.

9- Pets are great listeners, eager to hear about your day.

10- Pets are a source of comfort.

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picm_nov2014First published in Pets in the City Magazine, November 2014

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