Why Owning a Pet is Good for your Health| Canine PR London
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They say that having an apple a day will keep the doctor away, but recent research has shown that owning a pet can considerably improve your health as you grow older, and as experts in Canine PR London, we wholeheartedly agree.

So what benefits has all this research thrown light on? Well, the most obvious one is that when you own a dog, you have to walk it right? Well, walking is great exercise and being out with your dog means that, regardless of your age, you always end up chatting to other dog owners in the park!

Most people will walk their dogs at least twice a day, which is double the exercise that most elderly people get, so it’s no surprise that this has a great knock-on effect on health.

We would also add that the benefits of having a loyal companion by your side are hugely beneficial. Not only do you have a friend to share the sofa with, but you also have a constant responsibility. Caring for someone or something gives you purpose, as well as a reason to get up in the mornings, which is why animals are also used in therapy for people suffering from depression and anxiety.

As we mentioned earlier, the social aspect that having the same pet as someone brings is also a significant factor, a common thread that connects people of all ages and from all walks of life. From dog walking in the park, to a yard full of horse owners, animals allow us to connect with each other through a mutual appreciation and ensures that we always have a topic of conversation that we never grow tired of.

We know from personal experience how important pets are. Our team here at MirrorMe, experts in canine PR London, have had a pretty varied collection of pets, which includes: dogs, house rabbits, cats, rats, lizards, and a giant snail named Susan. However, regardless of fluff, scales or slime, all of these pets give us a unique sense of belonging and comfort, and quite frankly we wouldn’t be without them!

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