Numerous studies have shown the amazing benefits of pets for human health. This is hardly surprising, as the bond between humans and their pets has been known to increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their human owners.
In this article, we will look at some of the amazing benefits of pets for human health.
Is owning a pet important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the health benefits of having a pet include:
Want to adopt a puppy? There are many factors that go into deciding the “perfect” age to bring home your new puppy. And to muddle the waters, opinions on the best age to adopt a dog vary too!
However, here is something most veterinarians and breeders seem to agree on. 7 to 8 weeks of age is the prime time for a puppy to meet its new family.
You need to pick the right pet. That’s right!
Before adopting a new pet, make sure that it is the right one for you and your family. Do some prior research about the specific needs of the animal before you make that move.
Good pet hygiene is not just the latest fad for pet parents. It is much more. As a responsible pet parent, you should practice good pet hygiene not just for your pet, but perhaps more importantly, for the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes in contact with your pet.
And there are good reasons why.
Animals are known to carry and spread stomach bugs like salmonella. Our beloved pets can infect us humans with parasites, fungal infections and other diseases. In fact, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 6 out of 10 infectious diseases are zoonotic i.e. these diseases pass from animals to humans.
In a moment, we will look at how to stay healthy around pets. We will also consider some good pet hygiene tips every responsible pet parent should follow.
But first, how pet hygienic are you?