"Pets can lower allergy risks by strengthening the immune system via early exposure to pathogens and allergens, supporting the 'hygiene hypothesis'."
"Pets can alleviate stress and anxiety. Interaction with pets, such as dogs or horses, has been shown to lower cortisol levels, the body's main stress hormone."
"Owning pets, particularly dogs, may reduce heart disease risk. Pet owners often have lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and are less likely to be obese, benefiting heart health."
"Owning pets can improve social skills and relationship quality. Pets can encourage empathy, leadership, and assertiveness, which are beneficial for children, especially those with autism."
"Studies suggest that pets help manage mental health conditions, offering a sense of control, security, and routine. Animal-assisted therapy is recognized as effective treatment for mental illnesses."
"Sharing a bed with your pet could improve your sleep. Research indicates that the sense of security, companionship, and relaxation pets provide can lead to a better night's rest."