Spending money on pets promotes happiness
New research shows that the simple act of spending money on pets makes people happy! Results of this study, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, show that people were happier when they spent money on their pet as compared to themselves or another person. This comes as no surprise to those who study the human-animal bond. Just as research shows that pet ownership can improve specific health outcomes, the simple acts of caring for pets can benefit our overall mental health and wellness. Everything from feeding them, going for regular walks, engaging in playtime, and taking them to the veterinarian, can instill a sense of responsibility and routine that adds meaning and purpose to our lives. Now, this new research shows that purchasing pet products and services also helps strengthen the human-animal bond for all. To everyone in the pet care community who helps people take great care of their pets, thank you for being in the happiness business!
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