The 4 Benefits Our Pets Provide to Us

Jan 23, 2023Nichole Nonini
The 4 Benefits Our Pets Provide to Us

February is here and love is in the air! It's Valentine’s month and if you’re a pet owner, you know that love extends to our pets, too! They provide us with a litany of benefits not available anywhere else. Here are four reasons you should show your dog some extra love this month.

Pet Companionship

At the top of the list is companionship. Our dogs are there to provide us with company day and night. The best part about our pets being by our side is the fact that their presence is unconditional. Our pets are just as happy snuggling up next to us as we read a book or watch a movie.

Pets Promote Social Connection

Let’s face it: meeting new friends can be hard. But our dogs often create that much needed icebreaker to help start a conversation with a potential new friend. Whether you and your dog are at the dog park or on a walk around the neighborhood, having your pet as your social wingman(woman) is just an added bonus of being a pet owner.

Dogs Can Help Increase Your Physical Activity

How many times have we said, “I’ll start my workout program next week?” In the busy, busy world of life, it's easy to fall off your exercise schedule. Owning a pet who requires daily walks or a run alongside a bike will help keep us accountable even on days we don’t feel like exercising. And let's not forget about playing ball or throwing a frisbee; this needed interplay between us and our dog helps ensure we're getting daily movement.

Pets May Help Prevent Loneliness

Some days we have a lot to say and oftentimes there aren’t too many around to listen. Our pets become the perfect sounding walls for our ranting and raving and they listen intently without too much interruption or talk back. Our pets listen with open ears and at times they'll even appear to nod, grimace or smile, making us pet owners feel understood.

Our pets provide us with so many benefits that giving them a special Valentine's treat or three is well deserved. There is a wonderful array of treats out there for pets. One of our favorites are our very own Plato Pet Treats. Our treats are air-dried with zero artificial flavors or coloring and provide a chompable texture that our pets love. Whether it's our line of Small Bites, Chicken Jerky, or Real Strips, each treat is packed with nutrition and flavor. 

Our pets provide ample benefits to us and are loved beyond measure! So, as you consider your significant other this Valentine’s Day, make sure to pick up a treat or two for your pets!

The Plato Pet Treats Cycle of Virtue

The Cycle of Virtue can be defined like this: a chain of events in which one desirable occurrence leads to another which further promotes the first occurrence and so on resulting in a continuous process of improvement. We love our pets and want to provide the best we can for them, and when we bless them in this way, they continue to bless us with a better quality of life and increased lifespan. This is a beautiful thing.

More Posts

Organizations You Can Support for National Service Dog Month 
Dec 09, 2022
September is National Service Dog Month! This month, we celebrate, appreciate, and raise awareness for...
Featured Ingredient: Protein  
Jan 31, 2023
All Plato Pet Treat’s Thinkers Real Sticks are hearty, meat-packed sticks with a natural source...