• Shruti GOCHHWAL

4 Ways in Which a Pet Can Improve Your Health

Have you ever visited an animal pet shop in Delhi adoption center and was struck in awe looking at an adorable, helpless little puppy that you felt needed a home?

Well, what you may not realize is that we humans may need them more than they need us.

Here are some reasons why your pet shop in Delhi can improve your mental and physical health.

1)   They are Observant, Comforting and Empathetic

Animals may not all be emotionally intelligent but they can instantly sense when you are happy or sad. Not only do they sense it but they are also capable of empathizing and consequently try to cheer you up to the best of their ability.

Majority of the time they are receptive to when one is sad as is not paying attention to them. Thus, they will try to gain your attention and as a result, it may possibly offer you comfort and distraction from your problems.

This is why your pets can improve your mental health by cheering you up during times of sadness, loneliness, or any other stress.

When your pets come to you or try to cuddle with you, they will also prove a sense of comfort due to the reasons mentioned below.

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2)   Petting Can Bring Changes in Certain Hormones

Interacting with animals or petting them can help decrease the levels of cortisol hormones in the body and increases the levels of serotonin hormone.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that increases heart rate and blood pressure whereas serotonin is a hormone that stabilizes mood, feelings, well-being, and happiness. It will also help you sleep better and increase your appetite.

Thus, a decrease in cortisol will lower high blood pressure in times of stress, and an increase in serotonin will help elevate your physical and mental health.

Similarly, petting your pets will also help you bond with them as the body will also start producing oxytocin and dopamine. In fact, oxytocin is a pleasure and comfort hormone which is also known as the “cuddle hormone”.

In addition to that, some studies suggest that looking at fish swim in water or even watching your hamster run on the wheel could have an equal effect in calming you down and making you comparatively happy, even with physical touch or petting.

Dog walking, Credit: Pikrepo


3)   Increasing Exercise

If you have a pet, especially if they are kept indoors or if you don’t have your own personal yard, you’ll understand that pet shop in Delhi care involves dog walking in order to ensure that your dog is healthy and fit.

It is also important to show your dog the world around and not keep him locked up as it will eventually lead to destructive behavior.

However, walking your dog or taking them for a run is not only beneficial to them but to you as well. This is because walking and running is a very good form of exercise and having a dog will only increase your motivation, willpower, and push you towards it.

Walking and running helps you with your physical health and well and your mental state. Brisk-walking helps build muscles, burn calories but also helps reduce the production of stress hormones in your body.

Moreover, going for a walk and surrounding yourself in a natural environment and fresh air also clears up your mind and therefore acts as a natural stress-relief itself.

Bathing pets.

Bathing pets. Credit: Pikist


4)   Strengthens your Routine and Commitment Power

As mentioned above, it is important to take your dogs out for a walk. Now what one may not realize is that taking care of your pet shop in Delhi will also help you establish a daily routine that not only includes dog walking but grooming, cleaning, routine checkups, giving them a bath, feeding them, etc.

Some people may also describe grooming or bathing their pets as “therapeutic”.

Regardless, all these activities help you establish a routine and there are a lot of health benefits that come with establishing a routine.

Some of the benefits include:

  1. A good kick start to your day

  2. Keeps you busy and occupied

  3. Give you a sense of satisfaction

  4. Reduces stress and anxiety

  5. Keeps you focused

  6. Maintaining structure and routine will help you feel more in control

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Pets Caption: Pixabay


Conclusion

Having pets will make you happier and less stressed. The bond you build with your pets is irreplaceable and if you’re looking to adopt one, don’t even think twice on it!

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