5 Benefits of having a pet Added 732 days ago. 09 May 2019 Whether your companion is furry, scaly or a friend with feathers, keeping a pet enriches your life in more ways than you realise. Discover these five proven ways your pet is in fact caring for you… Stress Relief Always desperate for your love and attention, the presence of your pet won’t only make you feel safer at home, but can also help you relax, relieving any stress and anxiety you’ve been carrying. Combatting Loneliness Caring for a pet doesn’t just involve feeding and grooming, it also involves lots of interaction. Having something to care for helps give your days structure and focus, while their companionship keeps you from feeling lonely. Lowering Health Risks Your pet could also be helping you ward off certain health risks, lowering your blood pressure, improving immunity and even decreasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Keeping You Active Whether it’s daily walks, or chasing your cat when it’s time for their brush, having a pet is a great way of keeping you active while boosting your mood and your energy levels at the same time. Helping You Make Friends Ever noticed how people are more likely to start a conversation in the pet aisle or in the park? Even just these brief snatches of interaction, sharing common stories about your pet’s silly antics, can help you feel more connected and part of the community. Sign Up To Our Newsletters Get fortnightly updates from Wiltshire Farm Foods Email: Sign up We will keep your information safe and not sell it on to third parties.Read more about how we handle your data in our Data Protection Policy.