I have been surrounded by animals since birth. My mom is a true animal lover and has instilled that love into me, her child. I can’t remember a moment in my life that I didn’t have a pet. Even in college, I had our family pet bunny in my apartment because my life just didn’t feel whole without a furry friend living with me. At the time, I had no idea that not only were my pets giving me unconditional love, but they were also keeping me healthy in a variety of ways.
There is more to the saying “man’s best friend”, than you think. Studies, done all over the world, have shown that pets can actually help or change your mental and physical health. This fact is so widely known that many professionals in the health field will recommend pet ownership as treatment for their patients. Treatment can vary, but the one thing that is consistent is that it involves being exposed to a pet in some way, shape or form.