So, by now you may know that having a pet or an Emotional Support Animal physically by your side will help you alleviate any mental distress or illness. However, did you also know that having them may also help with obesity and allergies? Well, the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry recently did a study and this is their conclusion:
What is the study?
ScienceDaily summarizes the study’s results by saying that “A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets — 70 percent of which were dogs — showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity”. In other words, this study shows that there is a correlation between people with pets being less likely to be obese or allergic than people without pets. For specific details, please view how exactly the study was conducted.
This is just one more reason to tell your furry friend, “I’m glad I have you by my side”. For thousands of years, we’ve always been appreciating our pets because they help us in many ways that even modern medicine cannot. If you need help getting yourself a recommendation letter to keep your ESA with you, we can keep. Take our brief and easy online assessment to get started.