3 Surprising Facts about You and Your Pet

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Jane Taylor in Life style

Last updated: 09 January 2020, 05:04 GMT

There are many things about pets that make us love them so much. They are fantastic companions, and you do not have to deal with emotive issues that come from human friends.

Some like dogs are very protective of their owners and then go to extreme lengths to save you when you are in danger.

There are, however, some things you may hear and dismiss them, yet science confirms they are true.

So which are these three surprising facts?

Your Temperament Determines The Pet You Choose


A Queen's University experiment in 2012 looked at the correlation between the type of dog and the temperament of the owner. People with aggressive dog breeds such as German shepherds and Rottweiler showed higher levels of aggression, hostility, and anger in their behavior.

The researchers concluded that you will choose your pet as an extension of yourself.

Your Pet And Your Health

Numerous studies link less stress and better health to owning a pet.

Dog owners engage more in physical exercise because they have to take the dogs out for a walk. The result is fewer incidences of blood pressure and heart diseases, amongst others.

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Dog owners are also more social because they get to meet and interact with other people who may or who share a similar love for animals.

Pets, by their very nature, also have a calming presence, which is vital for relaxation.

Think about how you look forward to stroking your cat, or how comforting they are when you are going through a tough time.

Will You Eventually Look Like Your Pet?

People say that couples who have been married long enough start to look like each other at some point.

Well, here is a surprising fact for you. Apparently, the same refers to animals. Research at the University of California in San Diego, as well as similar studies in Japan and Britain, confirm this.

Fortunately, this is good news, the similarity seems to apply to dogs only.

But, the similarity could be attributable to the fact that we may consciously or unconsciously go for dogs that look like us. Perhaps it goes back to our first point.

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Final Thoughts


There you go with three interesting facts that may make you look at your pet differently.




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