The Bonds Between Disabled People and Their Pets

Animals are instrumental to disabled people for comfort, support, and empowerment. The skill pets have to console their humans in vulnerable moments, guide in moments of discomfort, and encourage in instances of defeat has been proven countless times.

Having a pet has numerous health benefits according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Animals help owners get outdoors more often, promoting exercise and socialization. This exercise and play decreases blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Pets have also been shown to assist in supporting individuals who feel lonely or depressed. These health benefits are universal but are magnified for people living with disabilities and chronic conditions.

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