Health Benefits Of Having A Dog

In light of recent celebrity suicides, we found it necessary to share with you the health benefits of having health benefits of a doga dog. We aren’t making light of mental illness, depression and suicide, but we do know — as there have been studies to support the claim — that sharing your life with a dog brings with it myriad health benefits.

They include:

  1. Lower blood pressure from simply petting one
  2. Potential better health because living with a dog means you will need to take him for walks and you will get healthier simply because of that

Health Benefits Of Having A Dog

Unconditional love. There is likely no one in your life who will love you as fully and completely as your dog. A dog doesn’t care if you have “bed head,” if you’re having a bad day or if you’re simply not at your best. They excude unconditional love every hour of every day.

Companionship. Coming home to an empty house, especially if you’ve had a bad day at work, can be made better by having a dog greeting you at the door. When you have a dog in your life, you are never alone. Loneliness, according to studies, is a cause of depression and suicidal thoughts in the elderly and having a dog or a cat can alleviate those feelings.

They’re fun. Toss a dog a bone or a toy and you will be entertained by his antics. When you share your life with a dog, Even if you have a dog who is a couch potato, we bet he makes you laugh, right?

They appreciate everything. A dog is excited for every new adventure. Your dog enjoys his breakfast and his dinner with gusto. No matter what your dog is doing, he is in the moment and it is a joyous occasion. We can all take a lesson from our canine companions to live in the moment and enjoy each meal and experience to its fullest.

Making friends. You may find yourself making friends when you’re out walking your dog. If you take your dog to a dog park, you will also find other dog lovers there and you just might strike up a conversation and friendship with them. Note: If you take your dog to a dog park, make certain he is socialized well enough to be there without fear of him biting anyone. When you’re in a dog park, keep control of your dog so he doesn’t get bitten.

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