Updated: Jun 15
If you’re recently single, one thing that might scare you is the fear of being lonely. Please remember that being single doesn’t mean you’re lonely and being in a relationship doesn’t mean you’re not. With that said, a pet can be a great addition to your home after a split from your partner. Not only are furry friends cute, cuddly, and warm they also have several other amazing benefits:
• Research has shown that cat owners have a lower risk of heart attack. A cat’s calm demeanors reduces anxiety and stress which improves blood circulation to the heart, in turn, reducing the risk of having a heart attack. • There are several studies done by researchers, that prove dog owners have improvement in their blood pressure and cholesterol. It’s believed that due to the added activities like walking and playing with your dog give their owner’s added exercise which aids in lowering both high levels of cholesterol and high blood pressure. • Having a dog can help with socialization. When you’re out for a walk, talking about your dog is a good conversation starter. A pet is also a great conversation topic for a first date. 😊 • Surveys conducted have shown that women are more attracted to men who own a cat. (Hey, men, do I see a furry friend in your future?) • Having a pet can help with grief. After a break-up or any grief-stricken event, pets are good to have around as they listen when you talk, and vent. The best part is they don’t judge, talk back, or tell your secrets. Now tell me, can your ex-significant other do all of that?! Whether it’s a dog or a cat, a furry friend can be a great addition to your life; especially during hard times. I recently adopted a long-haired calico kitten (named Freedom). I was never a fan of animals, specifically cats, but when I got her, she warmed my heart with her sweet purs, and cuddles. I can’t imagine life without her. Animals do come with a lot of responsibility. Please keep in mind they can be costly; yearly shots, unexpected veterinarian bills, food, flea protection, toys, spay/neuter, grooming, etc are all expenses to consider. Most pets can live 10-20 years, so be sure you are ready for this long-term commitment. If you are fresh out of a relationship, even if you’re not, a pet is a wonderful companion that can help you get through rough times and make your shiny days even brighter. I love my pet! (All my sources came from Google).
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