Animal-assisted therapy plays a huge role in developing meaningful bonds through a shared experience. Cuddling, grooming, playing, walking, or horseback riding all form a human-animal bond.
Not only that, spending time with animals can help people make healthier decisions on how they spend their day. For example, dogs require you to take them outside every day, encouraging physical activity.
Exercise is a natural stress reliever, gets your heart pumping, and gets your mind fixated on something else other than your withdrawal symptoms.
It’s no wonder pet owners tend to be healthier and happier people!