7 Ways Having Pets Can Improve Your Life


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Having pets can make you healthier, live longer, teach responsibility, protect you and also can provide natural pest control. Check out our list of the top 7 benefits of having pets.

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7 Ways Having Pets Can Improve Your Life

  1. 1. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  2. 2. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 1) Pets help you get more exercise. • Taking the dog for a walk. • Laughing at the cat playing with a bag or box. • Playing inside or out. www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  3. 3. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 2) Pets improve your social life. • Participate in play dates at the puppy park • Get to know your local veterinarian and pet supply store staff • Funny stories about pets are great icebreakers in any setting www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  4. 4. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 3) Pets help keep you healthy. • CDC states that pets can help physical and mental health. For example, they decrease your blood pressure and feelings of loneliness. • Studies have found that kids raised in homes with fur friends are less likely to have allergies and asthma www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  5. 5. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 4) Pets improve your attitude. • Increased exercise has been shown to have mental health benefits as well. • Pets provide companionship. • “Like any enjoyable activity, playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine -- nerve transmitters that are known to have pleasurable and calming properties.” - Blair Justice, PhD www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  6. 6. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 5) Pets can protect you. • Noisy animals (especially large dogs) deter criminal activity • Pets can alert you to danger, such as smoke from fire • Pets can alert the neighbors if you need help www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  7. 7. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 6) Pets teach responsibility. • Budgeting for food, supplies and veterinary care • Remembering to feed, groom and maintain another living being www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  8. 8. 7 Reasons Pets Are Awesome! 7) Pets offer natural pest control. • Bugs and rodents are low on the food chain and many domestic animals will have them for a snack • The scent of an animal will keep some pests away • A barking dog will scare away some pests, such as raccoons www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921
  9. 9. www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URTo3MT4sTs WATCH: Fresh Cab Mouse Pouches: Keep Your Pets Safe
  10. 10. www.earthkind.com 1.800.583.2921 For more information on getting rid of rodents and protecting your pets & family against dangerous rodent control methods – visit our website www.earthkind.com
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