Most of us love them, our canine friends that have been with us forever!
They are loyal companions for your kids, they let you know when a stranger is at the door, and they often help to keep the whole family fit.
Pets add richness to your life, and dogs — in particular — rarely ask for anything in return.
As it turns out, there are some amazing health benefits in owning a dog.
Of course, they do require a bit of care and feeding. Depending on the species, that could make a big difference in your wallet — and your free time.
But if you have the energy and the extra funds to care for a dog, you might want to consider bringing one home.
Here are some great reasons why you might want to adopt a dog and a healthier lifestyle!
– Regular dog walking improves fitness levels.
– Patting a dog, lowers blood pressure and at the same time risk of cardiovascular disease.
– Infants are less likely to have eczema, a common skin allergy that causes itching.
(Medical science has proved that 19% of pet allergies with dogs, opposed to 33% of pet allergies without dogs are found in pet allergies in infants)
– Dog owners often recover from illnesses faster than non-dog owners.
– Dog owners have a higher survival rate after a heart attack.
– Kids living with dogs have fewer days off school.
– Dogs can act as an early warning to detect an approaching epileptic seizure.
– Dogs help improve loneliness and often help recover from personal trauma.
– Children with dogs often have a higher self esteem.
– Owning a dog can alleviate symptoms of depression and seasonal affective disorder.
– Dogs help calm hyperactive and overly aggressive children.
– Playing with dogs can alleviate your levels of serotonin and dopamine, promoting calmness.
– Dogs can raise your spirit and feeling of well-being.
Besides these benefits to our health, dogs help us with security, assistance, companionship and endless entertainment!
Dogs are naturally adorable, just watching them can be entertaining and perk up its owner even on a bad day!
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