The Fairy Scoop: Why Pets are Good For You
Gardening and maintaining a fairy garden have some health benefits, with garden enthusiasts often having better overall moods and access to fresh air and the positive benefits of plants. But aside from gardening, taking care of a pet is also beneficial to one's health. In fact, back in 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) discovered a link between owning a pet and a reduced rate of heart disease risk and greater longevity. This finding was a result of a study that looked at how pet owners—dog owners, specifically—had better health. Why? Because taking care of dogs require a specific amount of energy, so naturally those who have pets are more active. Dogs require to be walked and these outdoor activities contribute to a lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels among dog owners. On top of that, dogs also help reduce stress and prevent loneliness. Their loyalty and unconditional love is beneficial especially for those people who live alone or are far away from their (human) loved ones.
According to TIME, animal therapy is gaining popularity due to its scientifically proven benefits. Animal therapy helps provide social support by helping both adults and children reduce stress and anxiety. A study was done to see the effects of petting animals among stressed adults. It showed that petting actual animals relieved anxiety among stressed out individuals, compared to just stroking a stuffed animal or toy.
As a fairy garden lover who is looking to add a furry friend to their home, what are the essentials that you need to ensure that your pet is welcome and comfortable? Here is a list of basics that you may need if you want to adopt a pet.
1. Sandy Paws Collar Co. Watercolor Floral Cotton Fabric Dog Collar
What better way to welcome your pup to your fairy garden than this super chic watercolor floral cotton fabric dog collar? It features a dainty floral design that matches your garden and rose gold hardware. It's double box stitched for guaranteed durability. Get it on Etsy for $12.00.
2. Two Jays Creative Personalized Pet Food Bowls
Have a shabby chic fairy garden? This set of pet food bowl will fit right in! This set of personalized bowls is great for homes with multiple pets. It features a black vinyl lettering, which can be personalized based on two types of fonts. Available at Etsy for $24.00.
3. Roo Inc. Wooden Pallet Dog Bowl Stand, Custom Rustic Weathered Feeder
Perfect for Father's Day, dads who love dogs will appreciate this gorgeously crafted rustic dog bowl stand that comes in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. Prices begin at $60.00 on Etsy.
4. Pinkys Pet Gear Rifle Paper Co. Cat Collar Les Fleurs Fabric Rosa Floral Peach
This gorgeous cat collar is carefully crafted from fabric from the Rifle Paper Company's debut fabric line, Rosa Floral Peach. It's lightweight but sturdy and features a safety buckles that unlatches if the cat accidentally gets caught on furniture or other items. Get this on Etsy for $15.00.
5. Red Garage Kitty Litter Locker
In love with shabby chic furniture? This kitty litter locker is a perfect addition to your home. It's personalized and takes about three to four weeks to customize, but it's surely worth it! It comes in three sizes: standard, large, and extra-large and can be further customized according to your kitty's size and needs. Available at Etsy starting at $249.00.
6. Farmhouse Memories Wonderful Vintage Shabby Cottage Chippy White Wooden Birdcage
Shabby chic furniture enthusiasts will absolutely love this birdcage that's wonderfully vintage and perfectly chic! It features a chippy white exterior with four feet and an old drawer that slides out. Get this on Etsy for $52.00.
7. Ooh LaLaLa Studio Bird Swing
Birds love to perch and swing on things, so this bird swing would be a perfect gift for them. It's made of twigs lichen and features a hand painted chandelier crystal. Get this on Etsy for $18.00.
8. Upcycle Joes Shabby Chic Dog Feeding Station
If you're looking to adopt a dog, this shabby chic dog feeding station is a perfect addition to your home. It features a drawer and two doggie bowls. Available at Etsy for $50.00.
9. Elgies Chic Floral and Polka Dots Dog Leash
Want to make sure your pets' accessories match your fairy garden? Then get them this super chic floral dog leash that features elegant florals against a polka dot pattern. Available in medium and large, this leash is made of 100% cotton fabric with internal nylon webbing and a heavy duty metal lobster clasp swivel hook to ensure safety and durability. Get this on Etsy starting at $20.00.
10. Willis And Bella Field of Poppies Handstamped Mini Pet ID Tag
This gorgeously crafted custom engraved cat and dog tag is perfect for the newest addition to your home. It is handcrafted using aluminum, brass, or copper and is hand stamped with your pet's name in front and your contact number on the flip side. The chic detailing will definitely call to mind your fairy garden with its floral design. Available at Etsy starting at $14.00.
These amazing products are just some of the things we would recommend you to have if you're looking to give your pet a treat or are looking to adopt a new one. Whether saving or splurging, teeliesfairygarden.com has amazing ideas for your lovely home.
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