Many experts tout the advantages of animals and stress relief. According to science the very act of petting a dog or a cat can actually lower your blood pressure. I have had animals my whole life and I have to say that I agree with that!
If you already have a pet you probably already know this. If you have a pet who is increasing your blood pressure because they misbehave, do yourself a favor and take them to a qualified professional and work on their behavior problems.
Any pets can be your fun companion
Don’t think that you can’t train cats or help them act better either, you can. Take the opportunity to have a healthy, loving and peaceful relationship with your pet just because of some bad habits. If you are willing to invest the time you can train your pet to overcome their bad habits and become a stress free and fun companion.
Animals really just want you to love them and for the most part they will try to do what you want them to do. With some training most animals will turn into civilized and gentle loving companions for you.
If you don’t currently have a pet there are many species of pet that can help you relax. Just take some time to realistically consider your lifestyle and how much time you have to spend with a pet.
Too many would be pet owners do not take these things into consideration and they get a pet that is not a good fit for them or their lifestyle. You do not want to do that. It will make your life and that of your pets very uncomfortable.
You can help eliminate the chance of that happening by carefully considering your personality and lifestyle and choosing the right type of pet for you.
Things to consider when you get pets
#1 – If you are a really neat person and can’t stand a mess, you might be better off with a cat or at least a non-shedding dog breed. But remember every animal that has hair will shed a little with various degree.
#2 – If you like peace and quiet a cat or a fish may be a good option as well. If you want a dog find a breed that is not overly nervous or yappy.
#3 – Consider how much time you spend at home. Animals, especially dogs, are social and they like companionship. If you do not spend much time at home getting a cat will probably work out better for you than a dog.
#4 – If you want an active companion you can take with you on your adventures consider a bigger breed of dog. A golden retriever can be a great companion to take on your hikes or walks. They are also mild mannered and good natured.
All in all, if you want to have a pet, make sure that you take your time, ask questions and find the best fit for you. All pets can provide companionship but just like with your human companions you will be more compatible with some than with others.
Animals and stress relief will provide you with more benefit if you choose the right pet for your personality and lifestyle. If you’ve never had a pet before, take your time to consider these factors first.