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Three Reasons Why Having a Pet Is the Best Medicine

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by FirstLantic posted in senior loneliness, senior stress, pets helping seniors emotional health, senior animal lovers

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In 2017, 68 percent of all households in the United States owned pets, up from 56 percent in 1988. For fellow animal lovers, the reason why is obvious – unconditional love. But many people don’t realize that there are also other benefits that are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.

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