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Why are we not looking to our relationship with our pets to help promote our mental wellness?

 

 

 

 

 

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Over 70% of the U.S. population has a pet in their home.  1 in 5 adults have a diagnosable mental health condition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some Benefits of Animal Ownership for Mental Health:

 

 
  • Increase Social Interactions

  • Motivate for Exercise

  • Improve cardiovascular health

  • Reduces Anxiety

  • Reduces Depression

  • Reduces Loneliness

  • Supports Healthier Living Patterns

  • Possible reduction in medications

  • Increase Self-Esteem

  • Provide Sense of Security