9 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

2. Stress Buster


Most people probably don’t even realize it, but sitting down and spending a few minutes interacting with a pet you love can significantly lower stress levels. Researchers that studied veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, found that pets can help them cope. One veteran was unable to leave his home until he got a dog, and was out and around the neighborhood in less than a week.