MOST USEFUL AND MOST DANGEROUS Pets
6 most healthy pets:
Dogs contains about 40% of people. The content of the dogs bring a range of a wide variety of health benefits to their owners that they are difficult to enumerate. Studies have proven the ability of dogs to regulate blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides in the blood. Statistics dog owners live longer after heart attacks and strokes, and get more exercise. And this is understandable: you are much more likely, and more likely to go out for a walk with the dog, than alone, and for this dog do not have to twist your arm.
There is the use of dogs for mental health - even the simple stroking the dog brings no less good than a session at the spa. They point out dopamine and serotonin, improving mood and relieving stress - by the way, not only the owners, but also among themselves dogs. And when you consider the ability of some dogs to determine the starting cancer or to predict the beginning of an epileptic fit, then you begin to understand that they are not for nothing called the best friends of man.
It is not shameful, as it may seem inveterate cat owner, but on the contrary, the second place. Cat - a good choice for those who want to get the same health benefits as the owners of the dogs, but they have less time, ability or desire to care for the pet. More than 30% of people have at home at least one cat, and as well as dog lovers, get your pet from lowering blood pressure, stress and the production of pleasure hormones. Just research conducted with cats for some reason, a lot less than with dogs. But some of them are very interesting: for example, people who have never had a cat, a 40% higher risk of dying from a heart attack than the cat owner. Many cat lovers say when they have something hurts, the cat room to the therapy area helps to relieve pain. Perhaps it's because the cat's body temperature is higher than in humans, and it acts as a warm heating pad. And add to this murchanie 25 vibrations per second - and it becomes clear that the best massager could not be found.
Meditative contemplation aquarium - a great alternative to reduce stress if you are allergic to fur or simply do not have the possibility to take care of more mobile and demanding pet. Fish can also have a child, which is the first pet and have no experience of looking after animals in more complex content. Fish will teach the child patience and commitment (in time to feed the pets and to clean the aquarium).
Watching fish like listening to your favorite music - calms nerves and relieves stress. And so efficiently that the tanks are installed in the offices of most psychotherapists. For example, studies have shown that 20-minute contemplation aquarium patients before dental treatment is the same calming effect as hypnosis. It's kind of a small separate ecosystem in your house.
Although the birds in the house keeps humanity for centuries and their therapeutic properties have been revealed only recently. Like the fish, these little friendly create create in the house a piece of wild nature - relaxing, returns vital energy and relieves stress. Since birds can be played and even (with certain types) talk, that too is a kind of psychotherapy. However, for the psychotherapeutic effect is not necessarily to keep birds in cages, with the same success can be seen for conventional wild birds. For ongoing monitoring and entertainment we provide a bird feeder outside the window or in the garden.
Of course, the list of the most useful pets would not be complete without horses. However, their size, power and complexity of care and maintenance can scare novice. But just in this lies the benefits - being able to tame such a large animal, you no doubt will gain more confidence in their abilities and can easily meet other challenges of their lives. In addition, horseback riding helps to strengthen the spine, muscle tone in the lead, to develop a sense of balance. Not for nothing the horses are successfully used in various medical procedures: with sick children, disabled people, women who experienced violence, and other categories. Of course, not everyone has the opportunity to keep the horses in the stable personal, but you can always enroll at a horse riding club.
These charming, creating a "pocket-sized" - hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits - also have a psychotherapeutic influence thanks to its playfulness, tameness and attachment to the hosts. They are not complicated in the content, so caring for them and manage child learning at the same time responsible for your pet. It is true that hamsters can carry salmonella, so do not start their recommended, if a family has children under the age of 5 years.
Well, now about the animals, which is not recommended to keep at home. And it goes on wild carnivorous animals, such as tigers or panthers, and about animals, which many people believe has almost domesticated.
* Turtles and other reptiles, such as snakes, lizards, newts, of course, very nice, but they are carriers of many dangerous diseases. For example, Salmonella, which causes acute gastrointestinal disease.
* Monkey. No matter what they are like people - they are still wild animals, and quite aggressive. Even the smallest monkeys, not to mention the large monkeys, are very strong and can cause you and your family members to serious injury. In addition, through the monkeys can be infected with a fairly serious diseases, such as tuberculosis or monkey pox.
* Foxes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, chipmunks, hedgehogs and other forest dwellers. People have been trying to tame one or the other forest animals, but usually to no avail. These animals - in the full sense of the word wild: they are not very amenable to domestication, not tolerate slavery, not tied to the people and often show aggression. They may carry many dangerous diseases to humans, not to mention such a deadly, as rabies.