Here at Bend Pet Express, we have a deeply seated love for pets of all kinds, and we know that you do too. Every pet owner wants their pets to be happy and healthy, and our top priority is helping you take care of your beloved pets. But, in addition to being great companions and friends, have you ever thought about what your pets do to improve the lives of you and your family?

We’ve long known, anecdotally, that having a pet can reduce stress and keep you and your family active (after all, there’s nothing better than coming home to a furry friend after a long day!), but research shows that there’s a lot our pets can do for several different aspects of our health. Caring for a pet is not only an investment in your pet, but in the lives of you and your loved ones!

To read more on the physical and psychological benefits that pets can provide to your kids, head over to and read their post on the 5 Psychological & Health-Related Benefits Pets Offer Kids