The presence of a pet at home helps everyone, from seniors to juniors, in fact higher levels of interaction, cooperation, protection, and empathy have been found in “Petmunite” families.
All this has a positive influence on the family balance , so much so that we consider our darlings of social lubricators, they bring an added value to our daily life, they are essential hubs for a healthy lifestyle, they give moments of serenity and joy, precious in contexts full of negative energies, anxiety, and worries such as those we are used to living in our daily hectic lives, they also stimulate sociality and can be a precious psychological aid in the most difficult moments, in short, they seem to perfectly complete the identikit of the perfect friend who each of us should have with him.
Did you know that a child growing up with a dog, a cat or a rabbit spontaneously learn to be responsible by caring for another living being? Or that caressing them we benefit from including: decreased blood pressure, lower risk of heart attack, the release of satisfying hormones?
Even those who have lived with a dog during childhood or adolescence have higher social skills than others, such as that of creating empathy, for this and other reasons different institutions have given life to projects to bring the Pet into contact with children from primary schools, also involving the families of pupils.
The goal of this kind of initiative is to inform and train the new generations to develop a correct and conscious relationship with pets and the environment, promoting a true ecological conscience. The educational value of pets in relation to children is demonstrated by numerous studies that confirm that having a Pet at home increases self-esteem and their ability to empathize with others. Children with a good level of empathy typical of a healthy emotional state behave better towards other people, animals, and nature in general.
Effects on seniors: the beneficial effects of living with the Pet are evident especially in the elderly.
Recent research shows that sharing one’s life with a dog or cat has a positive impact on the health of the over-65s. In particular, it is estimated that in elderly people suffering from chronic diseases (hypertension, diabetes or depression) the possession of a pet, combined with a correct diet, it has positive effects on their mental and physical health,but there is more, the benefit is not only to the benefit of the single but of the whole community. In fact, the decrease in the incidence of “Pet-related” pathologies would allow the National Health System to save about 4 billion euros a year. The same survey also indicates that they are very attentive to the needs of their Pet, in fact, they guarantee, for example, long walks during the day, as well as a correct diet plan and adequate health visits.
In short, many positive ideas that give us hope for our future and for our 4-legged friends. NEVER WITHOUT THEIR !!!!!!!!!!