PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO OUR VALUED PET OWNERS: We apologise for any difficulty you may have been experiencing getting your hands on your pet’s favourite foods in the past couple of weeks.  Unfortunately, like many companies, we are experiencing significant delays due to global supply challenges, leading to temporary out of stocks.  We are working as best we can to limit this impact on you, our valued consumers.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of Vet Nurses for FREE advice on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com who can help recommend some alternatives.

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Benefits of Pet Ownership

Emotional Benefits of Pet Ownership

  • Boosts self-esteem
  • Fights depression by providing comfort and companionship
  • Contributes to psychological stability due to unconditional love and affection.
  • Gives meaning and purpose to the owner’s life
  • Provides entertainment and enjoyment
  • Strengthens social networks
  • 70% of families reported an increase in happiness and fun after adopting a pet
Source: APPMA (2006), Fuller (2006), Hynes (2005), Cain (1985)    

Physical Benefits of Pet Ownership

  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Improves motor skills and coordination
  • Increases life span by an average of two to five years.
  • Decreases heart attack mortality by 3% 
    • in the US, this translates to 30,000 lives per year.
  • Helps prevent heart disease
  • Increases the levels of endorphins (or ‘feel good’ hormones)
  • Strengthens immune system
Source: APPMA (2006), Fuller (2006), Hynes (2005), Friedman (1980)