Pets are our good companions and family members. Pets also play a vital role in our lives. Throughout human history, pets have served as faithful work assistants and life partners. For urban residents, besides playful and emotional attachment, pets also give people a sense of returning to nature.
When we feel lonely, we chat with our pets, play with them, and they act as our most patient and loyal listeners. So if you are interested, pleased read on.
According to a survey of 1,200 pet owners in the United States, 97% said pets can make them laugh at least once a day; 85% thought pets can show their concern when they are sick; 68% took pets to travel together; 63% celebrated their birthdays. Pets are inseparable from people’s lives.
Research over the past three decades has shown that feeding pets helps to entertain and relax, relieve the pressure of life and work, communicate closely with each other, and promote physical and mental health. Pet ownership is also conducive to family harmony. After pet ownership, family members spend more time communicating with each other and create a happier family atmosphere. What’s more, pets can reduce the incidence of human diseases and promote people’s recovery: American surveys of older people show that pet owners see an average of 21% fewer doctors than others.