Helping Paws: How Our Beloved Pets Benefit Our Health

Bailey Winstead, Agri and Auto Tech Reporter

As students carry the stress of entering the final semester of the 2022-2023 school year, students usually give credit to friends, television, etcetera for helping them cope. However, many overlook the furry friends that comfort them through the worst of it.
One of the most relaxing sensations can be walking your dog after a draining assignment.
“Coming home after a long, stressful day and seeing my dog Macie there to greet me, I feel better,” sophomore Shelbi Cox said. Cox’s beloved pooch, Macie, is a sweet boxer.
The article titled “How Cats Improve Mental Health” by American Kennel Club reunite explains,
A cat purrs within a range of 20-140 hz which is known to be medically therapeutic for illnesses in humans. A purr can not only lower stress, it can also help lower blood pressure, heal infections, and even heal bones.
So the next time you pet a cat, give them some extra love because they are inherently healing your anxiety.
Mrs. Yielding has a not-so-common friend, but she has pride in calling him her baby. Richard Parker, the newt, starred in CHS’s “Matilda” and is quite the attention grabber in the classroom. She agrees that pets have a positive impact on mental health and she cherishes all of her fur kids.
As we trudge through the home stretch of this year, don’t forget to spend extra time with your fur baby to help soothe your hard-working brain.

Some of CHS’s very own pets are listed below:

Crystal and Luna Fermin
Mrs.Yielding and Richard Parker
Nora Winstead
Stitch Bland