Most of the people I have talked to about animals either love them or hate them with all their heart. They say they smell bad or they’re scary or evil, so to the people who hate animals for whatever reason this article is written mostly for you.

Firstly, if you are not allergic to them, having pets can have a positive influence on your health. Research has shown that owning a cat or a dog has been linked to having lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It has also been related to a higher survival rate from heart attacks. In addition, dogs can be trained to sense symptoms of certain diseases or watch their owners if they are prone to high blood pressure or diabetic comas. Owning a pet can also make you a happier person. If you ever find yourself needing to talk to someone, your pets will always be there for you. Having to walk a dog, feed a cat, or having certain responsibilities makes a person more disciplined. Studies have also shown that grooming your pets or playing with them can reduce stress levels.

At last, aside from being extremely entertaining, having a pet can be extremely beneficial to a person’s health or life style. No matter what your pet is or what it looks like, it will make you feel like you have a friend or someone who will listen to you whenever you need them. If you don’t like cats or have a certain concern about dogs, know that there are a million other animals that can be pets, so if you haven’t had a pet before don’t criticize those who do and try getting a pet for yourself.

Fareeda Eraky