Study finds pets help to improve owner wellbeing
Pets help to improve happiness and wellbeing, according to research released to mark National Pet Month.
A study commission by Snetterton-based dog food producer Natures Menu, revealed 83pc of pet owners think having a pet has improved their general wellbeing.
Dogs came out on top as the pet which makes people feel most content.
Nearly 60pc of people said after a stressful day at work, spending time with a dog or cat can help soothe them and reduce anxiety levels.
Other ways owners said their pets had a positive impact includes, that they are always happy to see their owner, their cuddlieness, and the sense of self-worth they provide in people.
Dogs can also be good for people’s health with one in three of the 1,001 who took part in the study admitting their furry-friends encouraged them to go out for a walk and enjoy the great outdoors.