4. Pets help combat depression
Many therapists prescribe pets for depressed patients. While this might seem unorthodox, the rationale is sound. Your pet will love you unconditionally and will listen to what you have to say for hours on end. Pet your dog, cat or rabbit and you’ll soothe anxiety and achieve a calm state in no time. Even the smallest tasks like feeding, grooming and walking, the dog will offer numerous benefits for your mental health.