Flourish

Flourish: What pet is best for you?

1/24/2023

Adopting a pet brings many health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing stress, while encouraging physical and social activity. Pets can also help manage depression and loneliness while giving us a sense of companionship.

Older woman with a cat

There are many different types of pets out there. Consider one of these pets to welcome into your home!

Beagle dogDogs
Adopt a loving, faithful and protective friend such as a dog. Dogs are perfect for active adults. They reduce blood pressure, lower stress levels and increase self-esteem. Dogs (specifically golden retrievers) are the most popular service animal because of their patience and ability to learn quickly.

 

CatCats
Cats are perfect for adults who are looking for a loving pet who can care mostly for themselves. These pets are known to boost immune systems, create a sense of calm and are low-maintenance.

 

ParrotBirds
Like many pets, there are a wide variety of birds. Birds can be great for adults who are looking for a pet with little hands-on care. These pets have many health benefits including social interaction, lowering stress and increasing empathy.

 

FishFish
Looking for a pet that requires very little maintenance? Fish are lovely to look at and have diverse personalities. These pets are known to improve mental health, decrease heart rate and reduce anxiety.

 

31 of 80