Studies have proven that pets have a positive effect on our lives. You are taking care of your pet, as much as your pet is taking care of you.
We often don't realize the medical benefits we receive from owning, walking, feeding and loving our pets. Pets foster feelings of love and security, they also help lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress level. Both cat and dog owners enjoy the same benefits.
Some people may be lacking in social circles, and have fewer opportunities for recreation and activity. A cuddly cat on their lap or a dog filled with joy upon their return home is very therapeutic to the soul.
And if one does not have the resources it takes to own a cat or dog, you may find it interesting knowing that fish rate high as therapeutic pets as well.