Autumn continues its warm hold on the landscape, unlike October 2013, and people continue to enjoy the lovely outdoors. We have to look no further than the furry friend living with us to experience better health, both emotionally and physically.
Many organizations, including the Center for Disease Control and the American Veterinary Medical Association, proclaim the numerous health benefits that pets provide people.
A few of those include:
Companion animals are exactly that – companions, and they give people unconditional love and incredible devotion as well as provide physical and emotional health benefits to those humans fortunate enough to share life with them.
For more information on this topic, visit the following websites:
October is waning but there's still time to find your special dog friend during this month's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. And, November brings us Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, a time to remember all the elderly animals still in need of homes. Older pets make fine companions for a number of reasons, including the fact most have some type of training (obedience, house) and “what you see is what you get” in terms of size and personality. So, consider adopting a dog or a senior pet and watch your emotional and physical health improve!
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.