Why You Need a Pet in Your Life

Should I get a Pet?

Pets can be a great addition to your life. If you’re ready for the responsibility but still considering the benefits of having a pet, A to Z Pet Shop is here to provide you with five reasons you need a pet in your life.

5 Reasons you Need a Pet

  1. Improve Mental Health

Did you know that having a pet can relieve stress, anxiety, and depression? Petting and showing love to your furry friend releases stress-reducing chemicals, such as dopamine and oxytocin, that can make you and your pet happier. Pet owners are also often found to have decreased levels of cortisol, a stress-causing hormone. 

  1. Exercise

Many pets, especially dogs, give you a reason to get outside! Animals benefit from walks and fresh air, which will, in turn, incentivize you to get some exercise —  it’s a great way to get up and get moving. You have to get out there when your pet is relying on you. Even a simple game of fetch in the backyard also gets you and your furry friend moving. If you’re looking for a pet that will improve your exercise levels, a dog might be what you’re looking for.

  1. Companionship

Do you feel a bit lonely? Do you live alone? Well, a pet is a great companion to have. Whether a hamster or a turtle, a pet can help you feel less lonely and be there to comfort you. They’re someone to hang out with, maybe play with, and generally be a “fur-ever” friend to you!

  1. New Friends

Having an animal can help you make new human friends too! Whether going to the dog park or pet-friendly events, a pet is a reason to go to new places and spark conversation. You can also invite new friends over to meet your animal or have pup playdates. Whichever way you spin it, having a pet can help you make new relationships with others.

  1. Cuteness Factor

Last but certainly not least, pets are so cute! They can bring a smile to your face and remind you to enjoy the simple things in life. Their adorable nature can uplift your spirits and make those around you happier. We know we always smile when we see pets out and about! 

Get Your New “Fur-ever” Friend Today!

At A to Z Pet Shop in Orange, CT, we’re here to help you find the “purr-fect” pet. We want it to be a great fit for you and the animal, so our dedicated and knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.

Call us at 203-553-9997 or visit our website for all your “fur-ever” friend needs.