Animals As Therapy For Your Health

By caring for your pet you can improve your physical and mental health. You are a person who is always concerned about your health and that of your family you can access this enviro-canada page for renewed information on medical issues.

Did you know that the hormone Oxytocin, which is secreted when the body experiences pleasure, is also secreted when a pet and its owner experience positive interactions with each other?

The stronger the link between the person and their pet, the greater the possibility that the person secretes this hormone, creating states of happiness and health.

It is proven that by having a close relationship with your pet and interacting with it regularly, a series of benefits appear in your life. For example, petting a pet for approximately 10 minutes or more can quickly alleviate daily stress and lower your blood pressure. Your pet’s company can also improve your mental health by avoiding depressions.

Your children will also benefit since several studies indicate that children who have grown up with pets are healthier, those who have lived with dogs or cats in their first year of life, have lower problems of ear infections, respiratory problems, and allergies than children who do not have pets.

Studies show that people who take care of their pets could also be healthier, because when taking them out for walking or running and also actively playing with them, they exercise with a positive impact on their body and mind. In particular, health benefits have been demonstrated by decreasing the rate of cardiovascular problems.

Very specifically, dogs can also help people with certain health problems such as epilepsy and cancer, since certain dogs can be trained to detect these problems before they occur or just when they are starting.

Below we list a series of benefits that could take care of your dogs:


Less diseases

More resistance to allergies

Greater happiness

A healthy heart

More exercise.

More active social life

Decrease in stress

Always remember to keep your pet healthy by giving him the necessary veterinary care. (See note on vaccination and deworming below)


Essential medical care to protect your pet

Did you know that taking care of your pet is taking care of your family? Like a child, your pets need medical care from their first weeks of life. Otherwise they can become infected with possible parasites and diseases that can consequently make your family sick. Therefore, protecting your family means giving your pet good health.

Now, do you know what zoonotic diseases are? They are those that are transmitted from an animal to a human being. It can be any animal, for example: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, farm animals, wild animals, among others. However, in the case of pets, most zoonotic diseases are usually controllable, having good hygiene habits and controlling internal and external vaccines and parasites.