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English presentation on the benefits of keeping pets
Reading practice on the benefits of keeping pets
Pets and loneliness
Pets have evolved to become acutely attuned to humans and our behavior and emotions. Dogs, for example, are able to understand many of the words we use, but they’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures. And like any good human friend, a loyal dog will look into your eyes to gauge your emotional state and try to understand what you’re thinking and feeling.
Pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. Caring for an animal can help children grow up more secure and active. Pets also provide valuable companionship for older adults. Perhaps most importantly, though, a pet can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.
Service Dog for the Blind
Humans have a long history of using animals in creative ways to solve problems and make up for our deficiencies. In more recent years, we have taken to using animals in more specialized ways. Dogs in particular have been used for all kinds of tasks which they are uniquely capable of and today they are used to help those who suffer from disabilities that make everyday life difficult for them to take part in.
Animals used in this way are called service animals and they are highly trained to help make the lives of their owners vastly improved. One of the most common uses for service animals is as seeing-eye dogs which help blind people enjoy a newfound independence by helping them safely navigate through unfamiliar locations and around other people.
Social Skill Improvement
Science has proven that dogs improve social skills in children. If your child is shy and reserved, a dog can help bring them out of their shell. For children with autism, socialization can be one of the most difficult things and can make it hard to interact with children their own ages. Studies have shown that children with pets at home have more advanced social skills and are more assertive than those without. Their pets act as a “social lubricant” that helps to build confidence in their actions.
A study by the University of Missouri found that autistic children were likely to engage in social situations where pets were present. Children with pets at home were also reported to be more likely to introduce themselves, ask for information or respond to people’s questions. These types of interactions can be difficult for children with autism, but since they lived with a pet, their confidence was higher. If a child has a bond with their pet when a visitor asks questions about the animal, that child will be more likely to answer their questions and interact with the visitor.
Pets and fitness
This may be more realistic for some pets and breeds over others, but incorporating your pet is a great way to have fun and encourage you to exercise. There is the classic walk or run, or even the hike, to get you both outside. For smaller dogs (or even some cats) they also make running strollers or hiking backpacks for animals to incorporate your smaller pets into the outdoors safely. Some other ways to include your pet are incorporating a tennis ball or Frisbee. You can hit or toss the object for your own work out while playing fetch for your dog. Then there is the more untraditional exercises, like adding your pet into your yoga session (doga – it’s a thing!)
Dogs and cats provide company and comfort
Whether your pet is particularly snuggly or slightly more aloof, their presence alone can provide comfort to pet lovers. Pets provide unconditional love, allowing their humans to freely be themselves while always being there for them. Pets also provide an important sense of purpose to their caretakers. Dogs and cats give their pet parents the priceless job of loving and caring for them, which comes with added bonuses like playtime, pets, and snuggles.
As a pet lover, it’s likely no surprise to you that pets make people happier. In fact, there’s an entire research group (the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, or HABRI) dedicated to proving it. But you don’t need scientific proof to know this; you just feel it. It’s in the way your pet happily greets you at the door, regardless of how long you’ve been gone, their soft fur and gentle presence, and their innocently silly quirks that keep you smiling and laughing.