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BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOG AS YOUR PET

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‘BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOG AS YOUR PET’

Dogs are considered to be the closest friends of people in the category of animals… Dogs have this thing in them which allows or encourages others to keep them as pets. Dogs are the ones who will always be with you no matter what happens. It will protect you, it will love you, it will comfort you and above all, it will be with you when you have no friends out there in the world.

So for all the Dog lovers and those who wish to have a Dog as a pet, here are few benefits of having the

FEELING DEPRESSED

Dog owners are less likely to be depressed.  Caring for a dog helps relieve symptoms of depression and encourages people to be more positive also It is widely believed that dog owners are less prone to depression than the dog-less, largely because they seem to help in so many other areas of health and wellbeing, people who become clinically depressed, having a pet to take care of can help them out of a depressive episode. Since taking care of a dog requires a routine and forces you to stay at least a little active, it is harder to stay inside feeling down all the time.In fact there are also places wherein they have dogs in one room and people have to pay money and they can enjoy their time with the dogs so people do take it seriously get out of depression after spending some time with the dogs or actually having them as pets…

SOCIAL LIFE

If you live alone, having a dog has the same emotional benefit as that of an actual human friendship. Researchers have found that about 40 percent make friends more easily, possibly because the vast majority—4 in 5, according to one British study—speak with other dog owners during walks. “Dog owners, in particular, tend to be a little more extroverted or outgoing,” says Joubert.

SICKNESS

The amount of disinfecting we do is making us sicker; since our bodies are exposed to a less diverse mix of germs, meaning our entire microbiome is messed up. Fortunately, dogs are covered in germs! Having a dog in the house means more diverse bacteria enters the home and gets inside the occupants hence people with dogs seem to get ill less frequently and less severely than people. A study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology established that animal-owning seniors on Medicare “reported fewer doctor contacts over the 1-year period than respondents who did not own pets.

WORK OUT

People, who have dogs as their pets, are considered to be a little fitter. Of course, keeping dogs is not an easy task, a lot of running around is required, taking the dogs for walks, cleaning them, and running behind them etc helps you in losing weight and in turn would make you fit. In fact, in 2010, one small study discovered public housing residents who walked “loaner” dogs five times a week lost an average of 14.4 pounds over the course of a year.

LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

A study in 2002 showed that people with a dog or a cat had lower resting heart rates and blood pressure. “Pet ownership also makes a significant difference to cardiac survival rates,” says Dr McCune. “A study showed that 94 percent of heart patients with dogs survive heart attacks, compared with 72 percent without dogs.” This is more evidence that canine companions can transform lives.

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