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How Pets Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Updated on March 31, 2012

Pets and Animal Companions are often thought of as spiritual gifts. They offer so much, and really ask very little from us, especially as time goes on. Though do they really improve our quality of life? They certainly can, and here are some of the ways:


They are there as furry friends, literally. They may not be able to chat with you about the weather in english, but they will certainly join you in the garden on a sunny day or in on the couch when it's pouring down rain. Your pet is your animal companion, and they are with you through life. They love you unconditionally and irrevocably, regardless of what you do.

Someone to Need You

We all need to be needed, and that is often the reason that so many of us find ourselves attracted to the idea of sharing our lives with animal companions. We need to be needed, it's that simple. And our pets happen to be the perfect creatures to fulfill that desire. This is often why so many people consider their pets another form of 'child'. They need us in many of the same way that our human kids do.

Someone You Need

You need to need another life in your world, just as much as you need to be needed by that life. Often, pet owners find that being able to fill their desire to need their animal companions, fulfills a side of them that very few other things or creatures can.

Stress Relief

Whether it's running in the park with your dog, petting your cat after a long day of work or chatting it up with your parrot - pets have a way of relieving our daily stresses in an almost magical way. Horses are especially known for this ability, and are often used as therapeutic guide animals to help those who have fallen into depression and other stressful dis eases.


Pets are so involved in our lives, that often we can remember the best and the worst times of our lives and families because of the animals we've shared our lives with.

Tell me about how your pet has improved your life?

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      We take them for granted sometimes, but pets can add so much to our lives in so many ways. thank you for reminding and informing us. Voted up

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      skymaster 5 years ago

      Really well presented.Thanks for sharing