LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: A stray kitten is posed for a photograph at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on August 18, 2009 in London, England. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is seeing a sharp rise in the number of cats requiring a home with 143 of the 145 shelter's pens full. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There’s actually science behind the fact that having a pet helps you with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and more! 

Looking at the factors of Unconditional Love, Reducing Stress, Talking To Someone Who Listens, and the stats behind it all – find some great excuses to get yourself a furry friend by reading these wonderful reasons why!

Unconditional Love

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If you’ve ever had a dog, you know what Unconditional Love is. Cats are not as forgiving, but when it comes to a waggly tail at the front door, an animal to greet you will bring your heart through the roof, and make you forget about your stress for a few minutes. PsychCentral shares that even M.D.’s like Karen Swartz say that nursing-home residents felt less lonely with a dog around. Having a pet to snuggle up with you and show you attention is a great feeling, especially if you live alone or have family members or partners that aren’t home the same times you are. A little face that runs the place in your heart, if you will.  And you’ll never have to wonder if they love you – because they’re right there with you every step of the way.

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