Study highlights the effect of pets on mental health
A research in the USA has found that keeping pets is beneficial for the mental health of the owners.
People who keep pets like cats and dogs can get a therapy like treatment by spending time around them.
The fact is known already that pets add happiness and joy in the life of owners by providing selfless love and company.
The research was conducted to provide systematic data and proof about the effects that pets have on the mental well-being of people.
The study collected data about the positive, negative and neutral impacts that pets have on their caretakers and owners.
The study found that apart from the positive side of keeping pets, there are some negative factors as well.
Pet owners have to take care of the animals and the emotional stress that comes when a pet is lost or dies is also a negative aspect of owing a pet as per the study.