Seriously, pets can really help with health issues like depression. Just check out this article from NewsWeek. I can even speak from experience. I used to have issues with depression. My dogs were always there to help me through the worst days. I don’t have issues with depression anymore but my dogs still bring a smile to my face and joy to my life.
If you have health issues and/or are depressed, getting a pet might not be the answer for you and it certainly wouldn’t be the only answer. But think about it, and be sure to talk to your doctor.
Above photo courtesy of IHasAHotDog.com.