Anyone that owns a dog knows the love that they give…it is unconditional. But did you know that they are good for your health too? Dogs have been used for many years as a means of therapy in hospitals across the world. Now research shows that there are many health benefits to owning your own “man’s best friend.”
Better than medicine Dog owners have been found to have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure, and fewer health problems over all. Many scientists believe that this is directly related to the increased activity and laughter that dog owner’s experience.
Boost your mood From my personal experience, I love the feeling when I walk into my house and my 4- legged friends are jumping and spinning with excitement. Why don’t my humans do this for me? On a more scientific note, dogs raise your brain’s levels of dopamine and serotonin, which are neurotransmitters that are associated with pleasure and tranquility.
Help us to be more patient We spend a lot of time training our dogs, sometimes having our patience tested. All the while taking for granted what our furry counter parts teach us. Those adorable creatures teach us patience, commitment and selflessness.
If you’re looking for a best friend that will love you no matter what, check out your local shelter. They have great dogs looking to help you out!
Written by: Alison Pitre, Marketing Director