Positive Effects of Animal Companions
Almost every household has one of their own endearing, friendly companions, but how do these cute, and charming creatures fit in so well with most households? Pets are viewed as a form of companionship, but they are so much more than that. Throughout time, people have learned that animals can serve as something bigger than just a cute face to many people in society. Because animals have such a strong sense to please it makes it easy for them to learn how to help people in different ways. Also, because they are so forgiving and welcoming they serve as great company when feeling alone. Peacock, Hansen, and Winefield (2012) suggests that companion animal ownership contributes to overall improved well-being. That is why weak elderly people, dependent disabled people, anxious war veterans, and riotous children, can all experience positive reactions from having an animal as a companion.
One group of people that could benefit from having a feline companion are elderly people. A pet could support an aged person emotionally and physically. An elderly person who has no family left could benefit from a quiet, calm companion. The animal could stand in place of family by protecting and looking out for their older owner. Also, a smaller animal companion could give the owner a sense of …show more content…
Walsh (2009) asserts that animal companions play a complex role in the lives of all people. The reason that animals are so open and welcome in any family situation is because all they want to do is please.
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They are easily trained and amazing at calming a person down or making them smile. The effects that people get from having an animal as companions are only positive. Weak elderly people, dependent disabled people, anxious war veterans, and riotous children all get helped emotionally and physically by having an animal by their