Dana Casciotti PhD, wrote an excellent article for The National Center for Health Research about The Impact of Companion Animals on Health and Fitness. We humans are social by nature. Like any animal with specific drives, our social drives must be satisfied in order to realize our full potential health and well being. Satisfying our social needs with pets is one great way to contribute to our overall health and well being.
Here is a link to the full article. It’s well worth the read. Enjoy!