4 ways owning a pet can improve your quality of life

Owning a pet brings more benefits than you might imagine.

Everyone knows the fun and unconditional love that comes with animals. But did you know that there are actually many ways that owning a pet can improve your quality of life? Have a look at a few of the reasons below.


  1. They improve your mood. Have you ever come home after a bad day, spent some time with your pet and instantly felt happier? Animals – dogs in particular – have an acute way of sensing our emotions as humans. They are also able to pick up on body language and facial expressions. Several studies have shown that people with pets have a stronger sense of self-esteem and that people view pets as sources of social and emotional support.
4 ways owning a pet can improve your quality of life.

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  1. Spending time with your pet can help to improve your health. The American Heart Association has linked the ownership of pets – especially dogs – with a reduced risk of heart disease. Simply petting a dog can help to lower blood pressure. It can help you feel calmer and less stressed.


  1. Increases your fitness level. Having a dog will automatically change your fitness regime. As it is important to ensure that your pet receives their daily exercise, this mean give you a chance to get yours. Having a pet has been proven to promote over-all well-being.

4 ways owning a pet can improve your quality of life

  1. Owning a pet reduces stress and relieve symptoms of depression. Animals are great companions and can help to ease loneliness for many people. Dogs in particular provide unconditional love to their owners giving a sense of acceptance and calm, especially after an argument. Dogs can help to promote therapeutic and psychological well-being, in their owners


Here at Chateau Granville, we are proud to be a dog friendly hotel. We welcome you and your furry friend to enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer. If you’re looking for a pet friendly and convenient downtown Vancouver location, take a look at our website here.

If you’re looking for more for more pet friendly locations around Vancouver or British Columbia, click on this link.

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