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Why Pets are Great Companions during Retirement

Posted by Dhina Valencia, February 22, 2016

One noticeable change in life after retirement is how quiet the house can be throughout the day. If you find that you are searching for more companionship during this time in your life, then you should consider the benefits of an indoor house pet. In fact, pet therapy is often suggested for both physical and emotional support, and many seniors find that a pet is beneficial to boost their quality of life.

Physical Health Benefits of a Companion Pet

Researchers have found that there are a number of physical health benefits available from pet companionship. It has been found that the risk of heart disease and stroke decreases when a person owns a pet. Additionally, pet owners have lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels compared with non-pet owners.

Owning a pet increases a person’s activity levels, especially when they need to take the dog on a walk or spend time outside with the animal. Many people have also reported lower pain levels, which is why pet therapy can be beneficial for seniors dealing with chronic pain. Doctors have suggested that animal bonding releases endorphins within the brain, and these reactions help with natural stress reduction and pain relief.

Emotional Benefits from Pet Ownership

Seniors with a companionship pet often cope with social situations more effectively, and they tend to be more socially active. A pet can be a calming presence for people who suffer from panic attacks or anxiety issues. Pet ownership is also beneficial to reduce the symptoms of loneliness and depression.

These animals offer the soothing companionship that many seniors are searching for. As a result, there are many benefits that can be enjoyed by both the pet owner and the animal, promoting better healing, health, and happiness.

If you need support for your physical and emotional health, then the best thing that you can do is talk with a qualified medical professional. Having a good insurance plan in place will make it more affordable for you to access the care that you need, which is why you should contact us right away. We can help you find an insurance plan to meet your individual needs, helping you to improve your physical and emotional health.

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