“I don’t know what I will do without my cat or my dog.” Many pet owners confess to become broken when they get separated from their pets. Pets are our best friends and our companions. They are loyal, non-judgmental, and always there for us.
But do they love us back?
In this article, we will look at everything you need to know about your pet love – the real love, not the first-grade first crush.
Do pets love their owners?
Yes, pets are emotionally attached to their owners. Their love is true and unconditional. The most surprising thing is pets will always love their owners back even if they are mean to them. By love, we mean a deep attachment or connection we have with our pets.
Although pets cannot talk to us to express their love, we can see this from their behavior and how they treat us. For example, dogs live in packs and whoever takes care of their needs tend to be the leader of the pack. In this case, owners are the leader of the pack, and the members are the members of the pack. Dogs will, therefore, have an attachment or unbreakable bond with their owners, which is an expression of love.
Cats, on the other hand, are independent and territorial animals. They do not have the natural instincts to feel submissive and bonded to their owners. However, cats too can show you affection when they are treated right. They can follow you around, rub against you, lick you or cuddle with you or bring you food like dead mice to show affection.
Reasons why we reciprocate our pets love
Pets are our forever friends with many benefits. You may not realize it, but your pet will always be there for you. It is time that you understand and recognize your pet’s efforts and dedication to making you happy.
Have you ever thought of rewarding your pet for the hard work and the cuddles? Here are the reasons why we reciprocate their love.
Pets make us happy
Living with a pet will make you the happiest person in the universe. The more time you spend with your fur friend, the happier you become. Everyone with a pet can confess that pets bring meaning to life and a purpose. Who wouldn’t want that?
Pets keep you active
Most pets love to run, walk or wander. This is why having a pet will make you active. Dogs, for example, need their walks three to four times a week.
Pets keep you Healthy
We have already seen that having a pet makes you more active. When you become active, it means you maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels. After all, having a pet is great!
Pets make us smarter
Bringing up a pet is not an easy task. You find yourself constantly researching and looking for answers to keep our fur friends happy. With time you become wiser because of your experiences.
Pets bring the best out of you
Naturally, it feels good when you know there is someone who cares and loves you. This feeling makes you feel more responsible, mature, loving, and obligated to them. Pets bring out the best out of us.
Your pet will never leave you
Of course, nobody wants to be alone. Pets are the best when it comes to companionship. They will stay with you till the end of time. For these reasons, fewer pet parents can suffer from loneliness or any ailment connected to loneliness.
Pets help us build better and healthier relationships
Sailors become great sailors when they encounter the rough sea. The same case happens to pet owners. They create greater and strong relationships. This is not just with them, but also with others.
Pets bring order into our lives
Let’s us not sugar coat anything. Bringing up a pet is not an easy task. You need to be determined and disciplined in everything you do. From developing talking them for walks, ensuring they have a nutritious meal to following up with vet appointments. With time, you establish a routine and become more organized and productive.
Pets help relieve stress
When you are around your pet, you naturally feel more relaxed and peaceful. This makes the body produces less cortisol hormone that is the culprit of causing stress. The affection you give to your pet boosts the production of dopamine, also referred to as the happy hormone.
Pets make us calm
Another benefit of having your pet around is reducing anxiety. The act of cuddling and stroking your pet makes the brain to produce more oxytocin hormone that makes you feel relaxed.
Who wouldn’t want to be around these adorable furry friends if they have more to offer than they can take? The relationship is mutual and is full of trust, loyalty, and honesty. This is why most of the time I look at the eyes of my pets and feel being the luckiest person on the universe.