Pets & Mental Health
"Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind as meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer." - Dean Koontz
Anecdotal evidence as well as scientific studies support pet owners' assertions that our animals provide us with incredible mental and emotional support. For many, the isolation of the pandemic would have been much worse without an animal companion. This page is dedicated to stories about pets' effect on mental health.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Bernard Williams
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. - George Eliot
Sometimes the best medicine is a dog who thinks their love can cure you. - Ruth Roberts
Because he never asks me to change while taking care of me. He's okay with me. And I'm learning how to be okay with me as well from him. - Yash Pandit