You might be thinking that this is almost too good to be true, well it is not. Believe it or not pets are great for people who have issues with anxiety or are suffering from depression.
It is a bond that removes the emptiness inside you
No matter how lonely you feel an animal can always make you feel better by merely sitting next to you. And as the bond between you and the animal strengthens you begin to understand one another better and the happier you being to feel around the animal. If you are thinking about getting a pet, then maybe you can try getting pet enclosures made before-hand so you have somewhere to keep them.
Chemical responses in your brain make you feel good for being near the animal
When we pet, hear or talk to our domesticated animals there are neuro-hormones released in our bodies that make us feel happy, joyful and nurtured. While simultaneously reducing our levels of stress and anxiety enabling us to feel more calm and relaxed because our heart-rate and blood pressure drops to a more balanced amount and our breathing too slows down. So basically an animal is the solution to your stress (that being said, it is best to keep in mind that you should not get a pet just to help you reduce your stress, pets are a big responsibility and you need to put a lot of effort into looking after them and ensuring that they live happy and healthy lives).
Animals teach you a lot about building relationships
You learn how to trust these creatures, you learn about absolute acceptance the way they accept you and you mostly learn about unconditional love. Animals show you a kind of love and loyalty that you will almost never find in human beings (as sad as that may be). We have all heard stories of dogs that loved their masters so much so that they would wait for them either at the door or some other location even years after their owner dies. Animals have shown mankind trust, loyalty, acceptance and love all of which most people never receive from other humans which is why having a pet is such a therapeutic experience to most people.
They give people a sense of responsibility and help keep people fit
We become responsible for our pets so that gives us a purpose in life, and this helps all those lost lonely people out there get back on the right track. Plus, with certain pets you have to take them out to exercise so you get exercise too. Although there is no need for cat runs you can still take the cat outside and with dogs you have to take them out for they start get unhealthy.Animals have been gifted the ability to just boost your mood by being around you and so they make wonderful pets and loving companions.