STAY HEALTHY WITH YOUR PETS September 22, 2009 crizlai Hmm… I had fed her punctually daily and why is she still showing me that pathetic weak look again? Is she trying to gain more of my special attention or something is not right with her diet? Will she need more supplements to boast up the energy of hers? These are some of the thoughts that would strike most of a pet owner’s mind whenever a pet looked rather low in spirit. That’s the love bond between animal lovers and their pets. No matter how mischievous a pet might get to test our patience, towards the end of the day we would still love them and pamper them as if they were our flesh and blood. After all, pets are great companions to reduce our stress level, blood pressures, cholesterol level, triglyceride level and loneliness while raising our self esteem. It has been medically proven that those with pets are much healthier compared to those who do not own one. Having a human-pet bond not only lessened our health issues but it also offers many social, psychological and physiological benefits. It would open up a bridge for communication opportunities, lower the anxiety levels and at the same time motivate a person to push himself forward to pick one up or exercise while taking his pet out for a walk. A survey done some years back on tens of thousands different nationalities throughout the world for a 5-year period found that those with pets had fewer visits to the doctors. In fact, with the attachment towards their pet, the owners had reduced depression, less stressful in their lives and had improved exercise habits. I owned 7 cats and one dog in my family and they sure did brighten up my days. Although I had always branded them as the brats in the family for messing up things during the most unexpected time, they are still the loves of my life. Life could not have been any better than to have them around to instill some daily laughs with some of their awkward actions. It could be any pet of any sizes for you but as long as you kept them happy and healthy always, you would be in the same position too. Other than the reputable brands of feed around, there are supplements that would also boost up their health. Just look around the market place, there would always be the right canine supplements, feline supplements, bird supplements and even horse supplements around that would suit your need. Remember this – If they are healthy, so would you! I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?