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Overall Gains of Having Pets

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 13, 2011 at 10:55 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Pet owners are a lucky lot, just as a recent study has revealed. 
                       
Contrary to what was thought earlier about pet owners and their rather reticent behavior,  a recent insight has revealed the immense emotional gains for pet owners from sharing space with domestic animals. 
 Overall Gains of Having Pets
Overall Gains of Having Pets
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Owners of pets develop their social skills, and are able to communicate better. Pets do wonders to their owners' confidence and self-esteem as well. They are also known to have a calming effect and are great stress busters.

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"We observed evidence that pet owners fared better, both in terms of well-being outcomes and individual differences, than non-owners on several dimensions. Specifically, pet owners had greater self-esteem, were more physically fit, tended to be less lonely, were more conscientious, and were more extraverted, tended to be less fearful and tended to be less preoccupied than non-owners."



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