Quality of Life | HABRI

Quality of Life

Mental Health

There is growing evidence that companion animals’ positive influence many important physiological, psychological and relational benefits, including quality of life and well-being.

  • For the elderly, companion animals enhance quality of life, bringing value, meaning and worth[1]
  • Pets promote relaxation, help seniors adhere to a daily schedule, and enhance their mobility and well-being[2]
  • Pet ownership is associated with improved quality of life through social support, reduced depression, and other psychosocial predictors of health.[3]
  • Pet owners have been found to report higher life satisfaction that non-owners.[4]

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