May is National Pet Month

National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa. It is observed annually in the United States in May.

If you are reading this post you probably agree that pets are amazing creatures. No matter what type of pet you own, you no doubt love and care for them deeply. Since May is National Pet Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you why pets are so awesome. This is, of course, an incomplete list because there is no list that can encompass every reason why pets are so incredible.

Do you have a few reasons that are not included in the list below? Share them with us on our Facebook page. We would love to keep the conversation going!

10 Reasons Why Pets Are Exceptional:

  1. They are always there for you when you need them.
  2. Pets have a way of making us feel smarter and happier.
  3. Dogs and cats help us learn about responsibility.
  4. Having multiple pets decreases a child’s risk of developing certain allergies.1
  5. Pets help us feel comforted when we are down.
  6. Having a pet can reduce the risk of feeling lonely.
  7. Pets help us meet people in pet-friendly places.
  8. A pet can help reduce stress.
  9. You’ll always have someone to welcome you home.
  10. A pet can help you stay active.

National Pet Month’s aims to:2

  • Promote the benefits of pet ownership
  • Increase pet adoption
  • Talk about the benefits of pets for people and people for pets
  • Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
  • Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals

Help us celebrate National Pet Month by sharing your love for pets with others around you. There are many reasons why we love our pets. They are like members of our families! We take them to the park, run with them in the yard and cuddle up on the couch with them. With each new day there are more reasons to love the four-legged companions in our lives. Remember to celebrate your lovely pets as often as you can.

1According to a study by Dennis Ownby, MD, a pediatrician and head of the allergy and immunology department of the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta.

2According to a Wikipedia and http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk.

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