European scientists have proven that pets have a positive effect on human health. According to studies, dog owners live 10 years longer and have increased immunity to microbial environments.
Pets have a positive impact on the health of their owners by increasing their immunity. In the United States, the percentage of families that keep various animals reaches 65%. Studies have confirmed the positive impact of pets on the health of their owners, writes Psychology Today, and helped to establish a connection between the well-being of the owner and the animal. We are talking about a psychological positive impact and a complex of positive emotions, which improves the mental health of people with various disorders, including a shattered nervous system. In a survey of pet owners, it was found that 74% of them improved mental health after having a pet in the house. A 2019 survey of data from over 3 million pet owners showed that they live longer than average. The effect on human immunity was noted due to a decrease in the risk of developing allergic diseases.
Having a pet in the house prevents the owner from developing eczema. If you pet a dog, the level of IgA immune antibodies increases, strengthening the body's defenses. Plus, pets help keep you in a good mood and protect you from stress. During games with them, the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, decreases.