Oct 27
woman with her cat

Friends With Health Benefits

Here’s 6 health benefits that your pet brings you:

  1. Less allergies
    Less allergies and asthma in kids that grow up with a fur mate in their first year
  2. More friends
    Help to build your social networks or find yourself a partner – the best conversation starter!
  3. Reduced anxiety
    Playing and petting your fur kid elevates your levels of serotonin and dopamine helping you be happy and calm.
  4. Improved heart health
    Reduce your heart disease risk factors via reduced blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, improving fitness, and warding off depression & obesity.
  5. Improved fitness
    Keeping you active with daily walking and play, your very own personal trainer helping you lose or maintain your weight.
  6. Companionship
    Combat loneliness by providing unconditional companionship.

Happier, healthier, fitter and less lonely. Doesn’t get much better than that!

About The Author

Claire is a QLD graduate with 19 years experience as a neighbourhood Veterinarian in Australia and the UK. Animal lover and the founder of VetChat, born from a passion to help pet carers everywhere access trusted advice earlier, for healthier, happier pets. Grateful to be carer to her beautiful Red-dog.