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The Benefits of the Domestic Animals

Updated on January 2, 2015

They are considered by many the best friends of man. Beyond that, they can make us happier, and also help to improve our health.
Since animals can provide an incredible amount of benefits that help the human being, I made a list that can show what kind of scientific benefits can bring a domestic pet, now look:

1 - Help improve self-esteem: A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that the owner of a domestic animal is more self-esteem than those who do not have an animal. In addition, those Who have a home pet are more outgoing and live on less fear than those Who do not have a best friend 'non-human'.

2 - They help reduce the risk of allergies: Amazingly, be exposed to an animal from the first years of life helps reduce the risk of allergies to pet hair in the future. A study shows that young adults who lived with animals since children were 50% less likely to develop allergic problems.

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3 - Help reduce the negative thoughts: Having an animal companion helps to better deal with bad social experiences. A survey published in Psychology Today shows that pet owners show have a less negative attitude towards a problem than those who do not have a 'friend' waiting at home.

4 - Help reduce the feeling of loneliness: In addition to enhancing self-esteem, animals do humans feel less alone. A study cited by the Huffington Post explains that dog owners say their animals the 'meet' socially just as friends. The same research suggests that dogs help increase self-esteem and a sense of belonging.
However, contrary to popular belief, the animals do not 'compensate' the lack of human relationships - the study reveals that the owners do not 'seen' for your pets when they feel most alone, just enjoying her company when uncomfortable with other people.

Having a Pet can be good for your Overall Health

5 - They help us to feel secure: Several studies published in Psychology Today show that pet owners feel that their comrades and their families give them the same support. They feel closer to their animals when also approach people they care about.

6 - They make us want to be healthier: It is very difficult to be a quiet day on the couch when we have a dog running around the house and a cat to climb the shelves. Maybe it's for this reason that studies published in PsycNET show that pet owners are in better shape than those who do not have an animal friend.

7 - They help us to live with less stress: The 'expert' on animals Arden Moore told the Huffington Post that deal with our best friends can be a relaxing act and it helps to reduce stress. Their loyalty and respect trigger a sense of well-being and relaxation, explains the research carried out by the same.

8 - They cause others to attract for us: Just see the movie '101 Dalmatians' to know that this is true. Several studies show that having a pet helps to improve human relations.

9 - They help us to stabilize the blood pressure: A study by the University at Buffalo, USA, analyzed several people suffering from arterial problems and gave half a dog or a cat. Those who have spent time with the animals showed to have more stable blood pressure levels than those who did not have a four-legged companion.


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    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      a wonderful must share hub my friend.. calming too bless you and a happy new year :)

    • tiagodamiao profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiago Damião 

      4 years ago from Torres Novas

      Joyfulcrown thanks. I had some birds when I was a teenager, and my girl friend has a dog. He is so cute and wonderful. :)

    • tiagodamiao profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiago Damião 

      4 years ago from Torres Novas

      Joyfulcrown thanks. I had some birds when I was a teenager, and my girl friend has a dog. He is so cute and wonderful. :)

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      4 years ago

      Wonderful article. I have a dog, who is 11 years old I can't imagine my life without him. He has enriched my life so much. Thank you.


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