Over time, numerous studies have concluded that having a pet provides a plethora of physical and emotional benefits for their owners. From relieving stress to helping children practice empathy, your pets can teach you and your family many lessons. Elmhurst Animal Care Center is passionate about keeping your pet healthy and happy, and they know that inviting pets into your home can provide the following advantages.
- Pets can help their owners stay active. If you are a dog owner, you know that your canine friend needs to get out and move around. By going on walks, hikes, or runs with your dog, you are building exercise into your life and increasing your daily activity level.
- If you have children, pets can help your kids learn about empathy and nurturing. Assigning daily tasks for your children to keep the pets fed and taken care of will help instill a sense of responsibility and critical thinking. It’s a valuable experience for children to know that their pets rely on them for safety and health. Many children consider pets to be an integral part of their family, helping kids develop ideas regarding the broad definition of what a family can be.
- Pets are incredibly comforting. Having a non-judgmental presence in your life can help relieve stress and encourage a calm, soothing environment in your home.
- As adults, it’s easy to forget to spend time playing and enjoying time a little more slowly. By playing with your animals, you are releasing endorphins, reducing stress, and building bonds with your pets.
Elmhurst Animal Care Center is thrilled to provide after-hours emergency care, pet boarding, preventative care, grooming services, and more.
For more information, visit: http://www.elmhurstanimalcarecenter.com/