To what extent is owning a pet beneficial for a person's physical and…
To what extent is owning a pet beneficial for a person's physical and psychological health?
What are the physical benefits?
The person would perform different tasks to take care of the dog, which would promote health
Lowers blood pressure
Decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes
Monitors blood sugar levels for diabetics
What are the psychological benefits?
Promotes social health
Decreases the risk of anxiety and depression
Helps children to develop faster emotionally
Decreases stress levels
Prevents people from feeling lonely
Encourages creative thinking
Is especially useful from those suffering from ADHD or autism
How does owning a pet encourage this benefit to manifest/occur?
Pets entertain people and increases release of dopamine which makes people happier
Pets distract people from their overwhelming work and decrease stress levels
The warmth and fur of the pet's coat would give people a sense of warmth and eases their pain.
Pets prevent people from getting angry which decreases their stress levels.
Pets decrease the amount of cholesterol and triglyceride in a human.
Pets can aid in the recovery of a heart attack by preventing you from getting sudden violent shocks.
Pets would change their behaviour when they notice that their owner's blood sugar level dropped , which is most likely a reaction to chemical changes in the owner's body.
Getting a pet would help prevent certain allergies from developing in children.
Encourages children with ADHD to focus on responsibilities through a predictable routine.
How influential is this/each benefit on physical/psychological health?
Changes the overall emotional development of children
Prevents some people from developing certain allergies
Causes people to marry at a younger age.
Causes people to be more physically active
Decreases the risk of psychological illnesses