When you live with a pet animal, you run the risk of… Well, everything. It’s very unpredictable, and almost anything can potentially happen. And not all of them good things. For example, there are certain puppies and dogs that are prone to being aggressive and destructive, but it’s not intentional. They’re not violent. They just like to play, and they like playing a little rough. That being said, sometimes you’re able to capture it for the world to see.
After all, we spend most of our time now on the internet, using one social media or another. So, having our phones at hand isn’t such an unusual premise anymore. That’s why so many people were able to take a picture of their pets at just the right moment, and how those pictures ended up on the internet. Look at these, some of them are even from entire Instagrams dedicated to animal antics. It’s wholesome!
#1 “I swear it wasn’t me!!!”
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There are important studies which tell us that;
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. One study even found that when people with borderline hypertension adopted dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure declined significantly within five months.
Playing with a dog or cat can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
#2 “We must never forget that time Stella got trapped inside a bubble.”
They also say;
Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.
Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.
While people with pets often experience the greatest health benefits, a pet doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog or a cat. Even watching fish in an aquarium can help reduce muscle tension and lower pulse rate.
#3 Angry kitty
Over at HelpfulGuide, they outlined the further benefits of having a pet,
Increasing exercise. Taking a dog for a walk, hike or run are fun and rewarding ways to fit healthy daily exercise into your schedule. Studies have shown that dog owners are far more likely to meet their daily exercise requirements—and exercising every day is great for the animal as well. It will deepen the connection between you, eradicate most behavior problems in dogs, and keep your pet fit and healthy.
#5 Camo puppy
#7 Smiling pair
They further outline the necessity of companionship;
Providing companionship. Companionship can help prevent illness and even add years to your life, while isolation and loneliness can trigger symptoms of depression. Caring for a live animal can help make you feel needed and wanted, and take the focus away from your problems, especially if you live alone. Most dog and cat owners talk to their pets, some even use them to work through their troubles. And nothing beats loneliness like coming home to a wagging tail or purring cat.
#8 Peace was never an option
#9 Accidents happen
#10 The small meatball
#12 You shouldn’t have!
Megan Mueller is the director of Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, and she states;
“A lot of us who have pets think, ‘Oh, they must be sort of uniformly good for us’. We’re finding is it is a little bit more complicated than we originally thought. “I always say that it’s not a great question: ‘Are our pets good for us?’ It’s who are pets good for, under what circumstances, and is it the right match between the person and the pet?”
#13 Squint and stare
What about you? Have you ever been able to capture your animals in the nick of time doing something? Tell us down in the comments! We’d love to hear it!