Pet Ownership

There is a wealth of evidence proving what many of us already know – our pets are good for us.

Pet owners feel a deep responsibility to protect the health of the animals in their care. However, they may not know this also protects the deeply beneficial relationship we have with these animals. 

And these benefits – both physical and psychological – start early. Children learn a sense of responsibility from caring for pets, and research suggests that having a pet around the home in their first year can protect children from allergies later in life. 

In adulthood, pets have a proven effect on stress and anxiety, and studies have concluded that dog owners are less prone to depression and heart disease, a major cause of death across the world. Pets can ease feelings of loneliness in elderly people and help them feel safe.

Animal health products allow our pets to live as long and comfortable lives as possible and give us the opportunity to protect the animals that do so much for our own wellbeing. 

Quick facts

Studies show pet owners have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and allergy levels.

80% of pet owners say their animals makes them feel less lonely, while 54% say their pat helps them connect with other people.

Pet owners in the United States make fewer doctor visits each year, saving the country more than 11 billion dollars in healthcare costs.

A recent survey found that 97% of doctors say there are health benefits to owning a pet.

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