House pets help people in a variety of ways. The first way house pets help people is through companionship. There is a bond between a pet and an owner from the moment they meet each other. This is no different from a human relationship besides the fact that the pet cannot speak. The bond between the pet and the owner is often stronger than human-to-human relationships.
This is mostly because pets are always happy to jump in the arms of the owner. This does not matter if the owner yelled at the pet last night or not. This is not so, however, with humans. Humans will not speak to each other for months or even years after a single argument. House pets, however, provide a lifelong love that only gets stronger on a daily basis.
House pets also keep people in shape. Whether the owner has to feed the pet, walk the pet, or clean up after the pet, the owner will be getting a good workout. This will make the owner feel good because he/she is helping his/her companion, and this person is also breaking a sweat. This alone will make person’s day, week, and month a whole lot better.
Doctors all around the world, especially mental health doctors, encourage all people to get a house pet. It has been proven that people with a house pet live longer than people without a house pet. It has also been proven that people with a house pet are happier than people who do not have a house pet.