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How Pets Improve Your Health


They say that a dog is man’s best friend. In fact, they are more than that. Pets can improve the health of their owners.

What is it about pets? For one they are loyal and loving. That is why many people take them into their homes in the first place. A pet will show you unconditional love.

Love can be contagious and for those who have lost a loved one or a family member, having a pet around can partially fill that void. Pets become in tune with their owners as they learn to live together.

Pets reduce your stress levels. Their actions can begin to calm you down in no time. When you come home from a hard day at work and nuzzle with your pet, the mood begins to change. Their lack of stress can translate to you.

Pets are often sent to nursing homes to visit with residents. Here, they work wonders. A dog or cat can help improve the mood and give purpose to the life of someone that has no one else in their lives. Many nursing home patients can easily get depressed, and pets can reverse that trend by giving their love to a person who needs it.

By lowering your stress levels, pets can also keep your blood pressure and heart rate in check. Seeing that innocent sweet face as you walk in the door from a hard day at work can make all the difference. It can even help reduce cortisol levels so that you won’t gain weight, which so often happens as a result of stress.

Pets can help you to fight depression in your life. We all get the blues and get down sometimes. Having a pet to comfort you can help you to battle back from that pit and feel better about yourself and your situation.

Did you know that they keep you healthy as well? Cats may like to stay in the house but dogs love to run wild. Walking your dog everyday improves his circulation and yours as well. When he runs, run with him. Throwing the ball or Frisbee in the yard gets both hearts pumping.  

We have talked about dogs, so what about cats? Cats are unique pets that have their own individual personalities. They can seem almost human sometimes. It has been reported that cat owners suffer fewer strokes. Cats have a calming, “let the chips fall where they may” attitude that bodes well for their owner’s mental state.

Pets get you outside and into the world. There are always other pet owners to chat with at the dog park or when running on the trails. Your social life and that of your pet will improve significantly.

Do you own a pet? With all of these great benefits, you just may want to get one.

Just like humans, domesticated animals like dogs and cats are affected by the health hazards of modern living. Pollution, poor nutrition, stress and unhealthy lifestyles can lead to a variety of illnesses and conditions that are very similar to those experienced by humans.

In fact, many, if not most pet health concerns can be addressed by helping your pets to live a healthier lifestyle. While it has its place, conventional medicine for animals and ‘modern technology’ have failed our pets in many ways.

According to pet expert and author CJ Puotinen, most holistic veterinarians and animal health care professions list annual vaccinations and commercial pet foods as the major contributory cause in the rising rates of chronic illness in pets today. This has led many veterinarians to search for alternatives and to espouse more holistic methods of keeping our pets healthy.

Natural remedies for humans have been used with great effect for the pets in the family. Therefore, how could  the need for remedies especially designed and formulated for pets, with pet friendly doses and remedies which could be easily administered to dogs and cats, be ignored?

Out of this obvious need was born PetAlive – a range of herbal, homeopathic and nutraceutical remedies to help with a variety of ailments commonly experienced by pets. Formulated by a clinical psychologist, all PetAlive remedies are pharmaceutically manufactured to the highest standards, are 100% guaranteed, safe and effective to help your pet battle common illnesses and ailments and maintain optimum health.

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