It never ceases to amaze us just how much animals help humans, even when some of us do not deserve it. Many people don’t realize how much training goes into teaching a dog how to aid the blind, sniff out bombs and locate evidence in a murder investigation. But perhaps one of the very best things that our dear animal companions provide is simply…happiness. They don’t need special training classes to teach us how to smile and scientists are only beginning to understand just how much our pets can do to fight depression.
According to many studies, animals are able to reduce the amount of stress we feel and improve our overall moods. Along with all these benefits, pets help some people with clinical depression to recover. How do they do that, you ask? They provide their humans with the following:
With all these great mental health benefits that pets give to us, is it any wonder why we love our furry friends so much? Now grab your pet, put a smile on your face, get outside and live this day like it’s never been lived before. How will you show your pet you love them today? Leave some ideas in the comments section below.