Why is owning a dog beneficial for our lives?

There are many people out there who would like to own dogs as their pets. Throughout the ages dogs have been one of the closest man’s companion. The relationship between human and dog is very deep because it dates back a long time ago.  In fact, their friendship began 15,000 years ago when dogs followed man throughout his migrations in East Asia. Their loyalty, intelligence, devotion and affection are already proven and they certainly deserve to be called man’s best friend.  Did you know that owning a dog is very beneficial because it improves both your mental and physical health?

Dogs will help you to cope with depression, stress and anxiety.

More than any other animal, dogs have evolved to understand humans perfectly. Not only they are able to understand many of the words that we speak, they are very capable of understanding our emotions and feelings too. Studies have shown that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. It is also proven that people with dogs have lower blood pressure in stressful situations and even heart attacks patients with dogs survive longer than those without. No matter how you feel your dog will always be here for you, consoling you when you are sad or share the joy with you when you are happy.

Owning a dog will improve your physical health.

Dogs are very playful. They love walking, running, playing in the park and leaping into ponds. Dogs can be trained to act appropriately indoor, outdoor or around other people, and because of that they may join you everywhere. You can even go shopping with your dog. The daily beauty products that you buy for your face and skin care are usually placed next to the dog’s products so you will save time without having to stay in the market for too long.

Since your dog needs walks every day it will help you to improve your physical fitness and to reach your weight goal. Numerous researches have shown that walking with your dog can help you to lose weight. Another study found out that people who own dogs walked 30 minutes more a week than they did before.

It is good for your children’s health too.

Since children are tireless and like to play all the time, dogs are the perfect companions for them. They can be very beneficial for child’s brain too; a dog may stimulate your child’s imagination and curiosity and it may learn how to be responsible and compassionate in life. Growing with a dog lowers the risks of allergies and asthma and protects the child from many diseases. It is also proven that children who are emotionally attached to their dogs are better able to build relationships with other people.

 On top of this benefits, owning a dog is really fun. It can make you laugh and will make your life better. There are different breeds of dogs and the type that you should choose depends on your lifestyle and the environment you live in. And remember: when we give our love to our dogs, we will receive their love too.