Thursday, October 8, 2009

Grab a Pet

Many individuals like pets and even have a thought of adopting a pet as their companions ever since they were still kids. Many times, pets can be adorable, pets can be your most loyal companion when you are all alone. But have you ever heard that pets could be a way in treating or improving certain diseases?

Currently, lowers blood pressure, exercises encouragement, the improvement of psychological health are not the sole effects which we could observe as the results of drugs or medicines, but fostering a four-legged, furry pet shows these effects scientifically as well.

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction (ReCHAI) will explore the many ways on how animals could benefit people of all ages during a conference in Kansas City late this month.

Rebecca Johnson, an associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, the College pf Veterinary Medicine and director of ReCHAI mentioned that the older people who walked their dogs could improve their walking capabilities by 28 percent. Other than that, there are also conducted studies which show that pet ownership may have multiple health and emotional benefits for both children and adults.

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