Benefits of pets

Many people around the world have fond memories of growing up with a furry, scaly, or feathered friend they could rely on for company without a single bit of actual conversation. For generations, pets have provided humans with loyal companionship and show no sign of stopping in the foreseeable future, so we’ve gathered information on the proven benefits and differences in life that come with having a non-human best friend (whatever animal it may be) by your side. In the accompanying infographic, read on to learn of these benefits backed by research and see why pets can make a positive impact on human lives from the earliest ages of childhood up to the elderly.