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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