Can having pets actually improve someone's mental well being??

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Last Updated: 25/05/2020 at 08:59PM
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May 23rd, 2020 10:50PM

Glenn Cajetan Nunes

If you have a mental condition - like stress, anxiety, depression, etc., that needs to be addressed, THEN IT IS BETTER to speak to a counselor/therapist. They will guide and help you resolve issues. Pets will definitely help in the recovery process but they cannot replace a counselor/therapist.
May 25th, 2020 08:59PM

Ujwal Sangawar

Hello, Mental well-being is really a broad term. We need to understand that any living or non-living being which improves our relationship with ourselves can be fulfilling. Having pets can definitely enhance this feeling but a person should ask why they want to have a pet in first place? Which needs do you expect to be fulfilled from having a pet? Moreover, having a pet is a serious responsibility which if done right can be an excellent therapeutic relationship.