Owning a dog or a cat gives you a lot of responsibility and even trouble for some. You’ve been taking care of them for a while, and then suddenly they get sick or go missing. Extra care and affection are what they need in order to stay and be your companion for as long as they’re alive. And in exchange of this, they will give you countless benefits you aren’t even aware about. Take a look at these top 10 benefits of having a dog/cat as a pet.


  1. You’re living a happier life.

Dogs and cats are very fond to have. They can be with you 24/7 whether you’re eating or playing or watching a good game on TV. They are good stress-relievers and make very good companions as long as you take care of them.

  1. Your fitness will be maximized.

Children and even adults can easily get along with cats/dogs. Cats love to play in the house which makes you somehow energized for the day. Dogs, on the other hand, make good companions whenever you want to jog or to take a walk in the park.

  1. You have a good listener.

If it’s a big day for a presentation or trying to propose to the girl you want to marry, then you should practice with your dog/cat. They are usually attentive. They can even listen to your nagging all day without even a single complaint.

  1. You feel safe and secure.

Dogs and cats can sense danger. They go uncontrollable whenever they feel a threat to warn you. They make a good security system in your houses, especially at night.

  1. You have instant loyal friends.

Dogs and cats are very friendly and can be comfortable around you in just a jiffy.  They can be the friend you have always wanted at times of happiness as well as loneliness. They will never let you down.

  1. Your creativity comes out.

Choosing names for them can be a little fun, especially when you love to play around name combinations. Making or picking accessories for them may also keep you busy all day. Some owners love grooming their cats and dogs which actually brings out creativity.

  1. Your immunity is boosted.

Researchers claim that having dogs/cats can boost the immune system. Owners are less likely to have skin allergies as well as asthma and other allergic reactions. Being with your pet everyday keeps the doctor away.

  1. You have no punctuality issues.

If you are not a morning person, then having a dog or a cat is a good idea. You will never be late to school or work because they come every morning bugging and licking you every time they sense your tardiness.

  1. You don’t have to worry about pests.

Stray animals can come pester your home once in a while. You need not to worry because you can always count on your cat/dog in keeping them away.

  1. You’ll have a sense of responsibility.

Cats and dogs are very independent animals, but they also need proper care and attention. Bathing and feeding them keeps you active and may actually give you the idea of starting your day well organized with your everyday routine.