Q: Since this issue’s theme is health and wellness, I thought I’d ask and answer this month’s question: Can having pets make us healthier?
A: A resounding yes!
So many of us are feeling stressed these days, overwhelmed by the “convenience” of the never-ending flood of information offered by digital devices. Paying attention to a pet — whether we’re walking the dog, playing with the cat, admiring the beauty of tropical fish, listening to the warbling of a bird, or watching the cute activities of pocket pets like hamsters — can give us a much-needed break.
And the benefits are both physical and mental.