Pets and mental health, not often a phrase we hear together, yet one that is closely linked to the well being of both human and animal kind.
If you are an animal lover you can attest to the soothing nature of spending time with a fur, feather or scaled friend.
While some animals are more engaging, all are interestingly entertaining and provide a respite from the hectic nature life can have.
Animals provide a source of meaning, understanding, comfort and pleasure/delight.
They give us a source of purpose and routine.
They can be a social lubricant and provide structure to an otherwise unstructured life.
They depend on us.
They are a source of unconditional acceptance.
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