Experts and researchers agree that owning a pet, or simply having regular access to a friendly pet has many positive health benefits for humans. It seems animals were meant to help fulfill humans' lives and heal their hearts.
It is widely known that petting a dog lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and ultimately makes them feel better. It is slightly less known that owning a pet helps everyone (not only the elderly) to feel better by lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
Owning a pet is hard work because pets require lots of love, attention, and can sometimes be expensive.
If you're ready to own a pet, they will require responsibility, but you will reap the benefits of your hearts and overall health.
So, either get yourself a pet (if you're ready for it) or spend time with someone else's pet! You'll be better for it physically, emotionally, and mentally, and you'll enjoy it!