So what is it about pets that make Australians so keen to own them? Research in the last few decades is proving what we’ve always known
anecdotally – pets aren’t just good, they’re actually good for us. We now know that pets can help improve quality of life; they can reduce stress, improve health and provide much needed companionship.
Pets also encourage people to enjoy the outdoors, stimulate conversations between strangers and improve our feelings of safety. In fact, pets appear to be just the answer to some of the stresses of modern living. For the vast majority of owners the major benefit they attribute to their pet is quite simply ‘companionship’ but there are many other positive side effects to this simple reward. Some of the benefits pets bring to our lives are listed below. For more detailed information on the health benefits of pets visit the pet power section at www.petsinthecity.net.au