The wolves also benefited from this because humans were there to provide them with food and shelter. And ever since, we’ve domesticated other animals such as cats, cows, pig, horses, etc.
Over time, we realized that aside from the practical benefits that animals provided us, having a loyal and loving companion also improved our well-being.
Under the lockdown, one of the obvious benefits of having a pet is that you’ll have a companion at home. This is especially true for those living alone, or living away from their families. Having a companion while under lockdown can greatly help ease stress and loneliness2.
Another important benefit of pets is that it gives people a routine. Because of the lockdown, more and more people started working from home. While this may be convenient for some, other people find it hard to manage their time without rigid structure to their day3.
Having a pet can give people a routine they can follow, and it helps them create a daily schedule of tasks they need to do.
Lastly, having a cuddly animal you can play with is a great way to relax and wind down after a busy day. It is a great boost to your mental health to have a loving pet to spend your time with.