Why Owning a Dog is Good for you

Posted by Bonnie Senior on 15 May, 2015

Need more reasons to own a dog? We thought so too. 

1. Mood booster

Dog  owners are known to have lower rates of depression. This is because dogs offer a constant presence, unconditional love and distraction.They allow us to focus on something else when things are tough.

2. Strengthening Kids Immune Systems

A recent study suggests that children who grow up with dogs actually have stronger immune systems and assist in treating asthma and allergies.

3. Good Health

Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have found that dog owners have lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and blood pressure.

4. Sit Back and Talk to me...

Dogs are great listeners. They may not verbally give you specific advice, but they will stay by your side and never judge you. They offer unconditional support and affection, no matter what you are going through. 

5. Body Guard

Dogs are natural protectors of their families. They alert you to intruders, fire and other dangers. But most of all they want to protect you. 

6. Staying Active 

Dogs make us head outdoors, explore and have fun. Dog owners are more likely to get 30 minutes of exercise a day that lowers risk for heart disease. 

Information Source: 3milliondogs.com

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