Today is National Pet Day! According to the Journal of Current Gerontological Geriatric Research, pet ownership and pet therapy have positive emotional and mental health benefits for seniors. Some studies have demonstrated the positive effect of using animals as a therapeutic treatment of depression. For seniors, owning a pet can help with loneliness and social isolation. Pets also can help seniors with their physical health! Walking your pet can help increase your physical activity and have beneficial to cardiovascular health.
Celebrate the furry friends in your life with National Pet Day!