Pets make for a happier, healthier home

Approximately 60% of Australians have pets, and it’s with good reason they do. Pets make us – and our homes – happier and healthier.

Pet ownership has been found to correlate with both positive psychological and physical outcomes including lower blood pressure, physical fitness, improved sleep, less loneliness, decreased depression, higher conscientiousness, less fear, and better self-esteem. We also know that spending time with and stroking our pet increases oxytocin, the feel-good hormone associated with stress relief.