Positive Impact Of Pets & Project PetThere’s no love quite like the love of an animal. Pets love us unconditionally in a way that’s hard to find in any other relationship. How many of your bad days have been brightened by returning home to the eager greeting from your furry friend?
Here are three ways pets improve our lives.
1. Furry Family Members Improve Moods
Numerous studies have shown having a pet can lessen the symptoms of depression and help pet parents maintain a positive, optimistic outlook. “The human-animal bond bypasses the intellect and goes straight to the heart and emotions and nurtures us in ways that nothing else can,” according to animal expert Karen Winegar.
2. Pets Reduce Stress
In addition to helping your overall mood, pets have a measurable impact on stress levels. A national survey found 93% of dog owners de-stress by walking their dog. They also report making friends and meeting neighbors because of their dogs.
3. Animals Make Us Happy
Scientists found pet owners are happier because just looking at a pet causes our brains to release oxytocin, which makes the human brain feel joy and decreases stress hormones. Oxytocin helps you and your pet bond with each other and relax, so petting
The indescribable human/pet bond is probably why our Project Pet classes are so popular. Project Pet is a special paint and sip class for pet lovers to create a personal work of art featuring their four-legged best friend. Our guests ask about these events constantly, and the classes tend to sell out whenever they’re offered.
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