Pets make people more successful in society
Pets increase the social activity of their owners and make them much more confident in society. This information is contained in the publication of Applied Developmental Science.
It also contains the results of a study according to which pet owners communicate and respect society more than other people. Those who had pets at adolescence are more confident in themselves and show more empathy in adulthood. In addition, pet owners show closer relationships within their own families than people who do not have pets.
In many ways, these results are due to the fact that domestic animals themselves are perceived by people as part of their families. This significantly enhances the communication skills of their owners. So, in the USA, 66% of dog owners consider them to be members of their families. Among cat owners, 56% of people have a similar opinion.