Most people deal with anxiety almost every single day. Everyone has their own way of dealing with it, but an all around very effective way is spending time with your pet! There are multiple reasons why having a pet can help reduce anxiety for a person.
For starters, having a pet is like always having something to cuddle with. Just by having something to wrap your arms around can ease your anxiety. If you are ever feeling lonely, you can just go sit with your pet and calm down. Having a pet is like having someone that loves you all of the time no matter what.
A pet is also a wonderful distraction. If you ever need to get out of the house you can take your dog for a walk or to a park. Sometimes all u need to do is throw the ball for a little bit and that's enough to distract you from any issues. Giving your pet love and attention can make you feel loved.
Sometimes you just need to rant to someone and let out all of your problems to help you calm down. Luckily a pet is always there to listen to you. Even though they cannot talk to you, that is not necessarily a bad thing, no talking equals no judging. Your pet will never try to change or fix you, they love you for who you are.
Dogs can also be trained to help people with mental disorders. Many service dogs help people dealing with autism, anxiety, learning disabilities, and many other things. One man posted this photo with the story that his service dog helps him with his anxiety by making him hold his hand.
In the following video, a service dog helps an autistic woman who is having an anxiety attack calm down. Dogs are such intelligent animals and are so full of love and this videos proves that point.
Having a pet is so much more than just keeping an animal around. They are family members that love you unconditional and are there to comfort and help relieve anxiety.