The first reason is that they bring a lot of joy to a person's life. No matter what kind of day you have had (good, bad, depressing, etc.), spending five seconds with them will always make it better. It has also been proven that people with animals tend to be happier and live longer lives because of the joy their pets bring them.
The second reason I think everyone should own an animal is because they love you unconditionally. No matter what you have done (past or present, good or bad), they do not care. As long as you are nice to them and take care of them, you can do no wrong.
The third reason an animal is beneficial is they are helpful, both mentally and/or physically, for the elderly. For those that are able to care for a pet, they provide exercise and companionship. For those that are not able, like Alzheimer patients, pets have been found helpful in reducing the number of anxious outbursts a patient may have.
The fourth reason every family should have a pet is that they can improve family relations. Pets help to keep arguments, calmly talking, from turning into fights, loudly screaming, because they are great stress relievers that help to break tension.
The final top reason everyone should have a pet is because they benefit your health. It has been proven that people with animals are less likely to suffer from allergies and asthma. Studies have also been done that shows people with pets are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, high blood pressure, and many others. Also, studies have shown that kids that have pets in their homes are more likely to have higher self-confidence than children without pets.
So when you are making a decision on whether or not you should get a pet, remember that you will not only be helping them by giving them a loving home, but they will also be helping you mentally and physically.
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