A relationship with a companion animal can be one of the most rewarding experiences
we humans encounter in our lifetimes. In the last 20 years, medical science has
repeatedly shown that having a dog or cat in your life can result in health benefits
for you, including improved, self-reported mental and physical health, and even
fewer doctor visits compared to no-pet people. Additionally, caring for pets can
help us to develop a greater sense of responsibility, elevate our own sense of self-worth
and foster a mutually beneficial bond that enriches not only our lives but those
of our pets, too. More...