Do you like animals? Do you enjoy working with animals? Do comforting pets help you with your problems? Have you ever dreamed of getting a pet from your local pet store?
Lots of people have been talking about owning a pet dog, a pet cat, or even a pet hamster. They say that these animals bring companionship into their lives. But have you ever wondered how do pets give companionship to human beings? All of these questions will be discussed in this article.
A fun activity for Everyone
Pet owners say that comforting pets provide people with something to do. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, everyone had to stay indoors during the lockdown. It was a stressful time for kids and adults. If a family has a pet dog or cat in the house, they have something to do to keep them busy. They may not be allowed to go to places like stores and restaurants during the lockdown since these places are closed, but they can still take their pet dogs to the park for exercise because the park has wide open space suitable for social distancing.
Taking care of a pet is fun, but is also a lot of responsibility. You have to make sure your pet is fed, groomed, healthy and happy. Maintaining your pet’s health and well being can be a fun project for people who have a strong interest in animals. Caring for your pet is a great activity for the family to escape cabin fever. Children who own pet animals experience responsibility.
Comforting Pets Provide Social Interaction
In addition, pets also enable social interaction. The relationship between pets and their owners is mutual. During the times when everyone is socially isolated, it is especially hard for senior citizens to find social time especially since they’re at risk of loneliness. Their children barely have time to do a Facetime or Zoom call to check in every now and then to see how their grandparents are doing due to being occupied with work and raising their families. Pet owners have a chance to interact with a live animal in the house, which can help them cope with sadness and depression.
Dog owners also get to make new friendships with other pet owners. Their dogs also become socially interactive with other dogs. Sometimes, during a walk in the park or on the streets in the local neighborhood, your dog may play with another dog. This interaction between the two dogs encourages you to be friendly towards the other pet owner and engage yourself in a conversation.
Pets provide their owners the basic need for touch, which increases calmness and relaxation to the human mind. An example of this is college students interacting with therapy dogs. Therapy dogs are provided by the college during Stress-Relief Week, a week before final exams. College students have a chance to hug or pet the therapy dogs because the therapy dogs are specially trained by their professional owners. The experience of petting a therapy dog is also suitable for people who don’t own pets.
There are days when a person needs alone time, or time away from other people. When you’re alone at home, having a pet can ease your mind and thoughts. Dogs are good listeners; they act as your companion when you tell them topics you can’t discuss with friends. It is also a good feeling when you come home to a wagging tail or a purring cat. Dogs and cats help you laugh, play and exercise.