Tag: pets and human health

When pets are family, the benefits extend into society

There is a growing global trend to consider pets as part of the family. In fact, millions of people around the world love their...

What type of pet is best for my rental property?

Before you make the leap into pet ownership, it's worth considering how much time you have, your budget and the type of property you...

Could your rental be making you sick this winter?

Heavy rainfall, cold temperatures and heaters, combined with poor ventilation create ideal conditions for mould issues in your rental property and the potential to make...

4 ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof. A new study has found...

Why some people love animals and others couldn’t care less

The recent popularity of “designer” dogs, cats, micro-pigs and other pets may seem to suggest that pet keeping is no more than a fad....

More cats and dogs are living with chronic health conditions

About 15m people in England have a long-term health condition, such as diabetes, persistent pain or arthritis. By Karen Rodham - Professor of Health Psychology, Staffordshire University Living...

Our pets strengthen neighbourhood ties

Talk to any pet owner and you are bound to invoke stories about the joy and companionship of having a pet. By Lisa Wood -...

7 health benefits of owning pets

Owning pets can do more than just make you happy - it can improve your health too! Here are just a few of the...