Humans are generally social creatures by habit, and research shows that if you own a pet you are more likely to actively seek out other people with pets. There are an abundance of forums dedicated to all types of animals where people discuss their pets at great length on a realm of topics. Although socialising is not just left to the internet. Studies show that when people take their dogs for walks, they are far more likely to interact with people around them than if they were walking on their own. If you are more of an introvert person and have trouble meeting people, then perhaps owning a pet may just help you come out of your shell.
Having a pet teaches us to be more compassionate and empathetic to the world around us. These days, people spend all sorts of money to ensure their beloved pet recovers from a horrible illness. This is because we care about our pets and their feelings are important to us. For example, when we feed them, we witness their absolute happiness and excitement towards us. When they see us after being away all day, they greet us cheerfully and look at us with unconditional love. You understand or have lived through the inescapable grief of losing a dear pet and you know how to console your friend if they are also going through a similar circumstance. Our interaction with pets no doubts transcends into the world around us and as a result we are more likely to care about a person’s or animal’s suffering.
Here at Concord Veterinary Hospital we are partnered with the Cat Protection Society and are highly supportive of the adoption and rehomeing of pets. We regularly advertise pets for adoption on our Facebook page. If you have any questions about acquiring a pet, definitely give us a call or drop by our veterinary hospital for further information.