Why Dogs are the Best Pets!
They are called “man’s best friend” and for good reason!
But why are dogs the best pets?
If you are a dog lover, you don’t need much convincing that our dogs are – paws down – the best pet to share your life and home! But there are scientific reasons and benefits for having a canine friend by your side every day!
Dog Ownership: The Benefits
Ask any dog guardian and you’ll get a variety of answers as to why dogs are the best pet and no doubt, why their dog is the best!
But science has revealed 10 benefits behind dog ownership!
Research shows our canine companions offer us priceless benefits when it comes to our well-being both physically and emotionally. Let’s take a closer look.
White and Brown Dog with Young Couple
As people grow older, loneliness and isolation often become overwhelming and may lead to crippling depression and related health conditions. But whether old or young, dogs represent the best panacea for those feeling lonely and unsupported in their life.
Millennials are choosing pets over people, marriage, homeownership and even children creating larger rates of pet ownership ever seen.
And who can blame them?!
BE HEART-HEALTHY WITH FIDO!
Heart health is critical for living a longer life! Studies suggest dog guardians enjoy lower blood pressure as well as stress levels which are a major issue behind cardiovascular problems. Just 10 minutes of petting your dog can:
· Lower blood pressure.
Golden Retriever Service Dog Laying on Grass
· Slow breathing.
· Reduce stress; and
· Relax muscle tension.
DOGS REDUCE STRESS!
Our day-to-day life has pushed the envelope on daily stress. Add physical ailments, money or relationship issues, trauma or a crisis creating long-term PTSD and increasingly more people are becoming overwhelmed by stress and their inability to properly cope.
Just by their mere presence, K9s can help their humans cope and recover physiologically and psychologically. It also explains the increasing demand for trained Service Dogs in our present-day society.
DOGS ENCOURAGE ACTIVITY
According to a 2019 study in Britain, dog owners are about four times more likely to get proper daily physical activity. Daily exercise not only strengthens the bond with our dogs but also provides the human with physical and mental benefits including losing weight, reducing stress, feeling more positive and happy and even more attractive! Not to mention dogs are a great ice-breaker when meeting strangers!
DOGS JUST MAKE US HAPPY
The bottom line is dogs make us happy!
Winking Black and Brown Puppy
Did you know that just staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin (aka “the love hormone” or “cuddle chemical“)? It’s true! (We don’t recommend doing that with a cat though!)
There’s another powerful reason why dogs make us happier. They trigger our instinct to care for and love another living being, giving meaning to our life. This instinct is triggered by the “infant schema” or the perception of “cuteness.” This is the same reaction humans have looking at a newborn’s face.
Your puppy and adult dog also has this ability at their disposal! Those big eyes and floppy ears are scientifically appealing to us and trigger the human need to love and care.
While most of us didn’t need more reasons to unconditionally love our dogs, it’s undeniable how much our furry, canine friends contribute to our daily lives, forever earning them the title of Best Pets Ever!
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– Family Style Boarding.
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