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
- Pets promote relaxation, help seniors adhere to a daily schedule, and enhance their mobility and well-being
- Pet ownership is associated with improved quality of life through social support, reduced depression, and other psychosocial predictors of health.
- Pet owners have been found to report higher life satisfaction that non-owners.
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