Dog and cat promote human health

It has long been no secret: Pets promote health. More than 30 million dogs and cats perform therapeutic work every day. Whether as a social partner for lonely people, as a family member on four legs or to relieve stress, several studies prove the health-promoting effect of pets on their owners.

Dogs can have a particularly positive effect on patients at risk for cardiovascular diseases. Daily walks with the animal have a positive effect on blood pressure, cholesterol levels and obesity. But our four-legged friends can also help with sadness and stress.

Their presence alone, followed by regular petting, reduces stress and boosts hormones. In today's blog post, we explain why single people and senior citizens in particular benefit from animal companionship.





Four-legged friends are incredibly valuable

Four-legged friends like dogs and cats not only provide companionship, but also always convey the feeling of being needed. People who have a four-legged friend by their side also socialise more easily and are generally happier. People often argue that pets can cause allergies and asthma, especially in young children. It has been proven that exactly the opposite is the case. In most cases, children who grow up with a pet have a very stable immune system.

But that's not all, because pets are generally good for our health. Studies show that dog owners go to the doctor significantly less often and suffer less from cardiovascular diseases. In old age, they are significantly more independent than people who live without a dog. Other studies show that children who grow up with a dog have a very robust microbiome.

The favourable composition of the important intestinal bacteria ensures that dog owners are demonstrably less susceptible to allergies. The exercise that dogs and cats get also has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.


Dog and cat make you happy and happy makes you healthy!

Dogs and cats make us happy and those who are happy usually live healthier lives. Pets not only make us happy, but also actively promote our health. Happiness and well-being, which we achieve through contact with our beloved four-legged friends, have a positive effect on our physical and mental health. Our pets promote a healthy lifestyle.

A scientific study with more than 7,000 test persons has shown that psychological well-being can also lead to a healthier diet. The test subjects who were classified as happy had a significantly healthier diet than those who were classified as less happy.

The same study also showed that content and happy test subjects were significantly more physically active than those in the comparison group. Those who regularly go outdoors with their pets are doing something good for themselves and their bodies, because physical activity increases energy and strengthens the bones. Blood pressure and body fat, on the other hand, can be reduced.

Our dogs and cats also strengthen our immune system. And a strong immune system keeps us fit and healthy. Positive and content people, well-balanced as dog and cat owners often are, often benefit from a strong immune system. For example, they are much less susceptible to flu viruses than people who are stressed or in a negative mood.




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