Are you a cat or a dog person? Find out how pets can improve your life

Are you a cat or a dog person? Find out how pets can improve your life

Is there anything better than having such a loyal partner in your life? Keep on reading to find out the benefits of having a pet.

These are the benefits of having a dog in your life

Recent research about the canine-human relationship shows that owning a dog is actually good for you on both physical and emotional levels.

If you are not sure if having a dog is a good idea, this article can give you the information you need to make the decision. Recent research about the canine-human relationship shows that owning a dog is actually good for you on both physical and emotional levels. These are some of the benefits of having a pet dog. 

Helps to lower blood pressure

Touching a dog or even being around them has been proven to lower stress and blood pressure. A study tested some participants that were monitored while they were interacting with dogs. Experts reached the conclusion that when participants touched and talked to the dogs, their blood pressure decreased, they called this “the pet effect.”

It will improve your mental health

In a recent study,  it was found that the pet owners were happier, healthier, and better adjusted in life than those without dogs. So the benefits of having a dog in your life are very clear. Having a friend like this can really help increase happiness. It helps people go through feelings of isolation and it is said that it can ease anxiety and depression. Furthermore, being with a dog is a good way to relax. As a result, it may reduce everyday stress. If you do not have a dog in your life, do not hesitate! It may be the companionship you were looking for! 

You will feel safer

Many dogs are known for being guardian dogs, so chances are they can detect burglars and protect you and your house. Undoubtedly having a dog can help increase people’s sense of security, which is good for both your mental and physical health.

Do you prefer cats? Here are some of the ways a cat can help you heal

Listening to the sound of purring stimulates the neurons that produce serotonin, "the happy hormone", and endorphins, influencing the quality of sleep and improving mood.

The French veterinarian Jean-Yves Gauchet, author of "ronronoterapie", observed in his studies that, suffering the same injury and after the same surgery, cats suffer five times fewer sequelae than dogs and recover three times faster. He also claims that listening to the sound of purring stimulates the neurons that produce serotonin, "the happy hormone", and endorphins, influencing the quality of sleep and improving mood.

Cats can heal you

Anyway, the veterinarian from Brussels, Joel Dehasse, indicates that a cat vibrates mainly to increase its comfort, it is a great specialist in getting rid of negative energies, being able to perceive and identify the emotional ones of its human caretaker.

Benefits and possible ways to interact with cats

The sound of purring has been found to produce an effect similar to that of deep relaxation/meditation. This gives the physical body the release of stress and the fluidity of energy.

On an emotional level, the purring of cats helps to cope with states of sadness.

The sound of a purring cat

Not only can purring heal, but when one of these animals makes contact with our body, placing its legs in a certain area and falls asleep with us, it is healing us, only if we remain available and receptive.

Purring as vibrational therapy

Vibrational therapy creates the same healing and reinforcement using low-frequency vibrations instead of intense high impact activity. Cat’s purr can help to heal.

The best way to act with cats is with love

Quite simply, the best technique for dealing with animals is love. Also, the art of not interfering with their times or their personalities.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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