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7 Benefits of Owning a Dog


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If the thought of having a furry pal,specifically a dog has never crossed your mind, well then it should. Owning a dog has life changing benefits and let’s just all admit it they are so darn cute!

You can count that as a reason to, however, If you need more convincing , here is a list of well researched findings of 7 benefits of owning a dog.

Make you live longer

Your furry friend can make you live longer. It’s not a furry bluff it’s science as Studies have shown that having a furry pet, particularly a dog, can help you live longer. Owning a canine friend can be beneficial to your health, as dog lovers have assumed all along.

In fact, two studies and analyses published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a scientific journal of the American Heart Association, show that your four-legged friend may aid in your recovery from a heart attack or stroke and help you live a longer, healthier life.

Furthermore, research findings revealed that dog owners had better outcomes and outcomes after a catastrophic health incident because they have their furry friends to help them recover.

Help you find love

True love is hard to find however, owning a dog or someone owning one may change this narrative. Apparently, when choosing your potential partner you should consider dating someone who owns dog as research shows that pet lovers in general are compassionate.

In another research done by YouGov , half of Americans (50%) would be more willing to date someone if they owned a dog, compared to only 9% who would be less willing. Women are more likely than men to be interested in a mate who has a dog (54 percent vs. 46 percent).

Get into shape

Struggling with doing your fitness routines? Get your self a dog. Dog owners are more likely than those without canine friends to achieve their fitness goals, according to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Researchers at Michigan State University found that dog owners are 34 percent more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking per week than non-dog owners. The study also discovered that having a dog improves your health and fitness even after you take your dog for a walk, with 69 percent more leisure-time physical activity.

Walking with a puppy increases walking speed by 28 percent, compared to only 4 percent when walking with a human companion, according to a study from the University of Missouri.

With the amount of walking you will do you will achieve your fitness goals in no time.

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Make you happy

Dogs can make you happy. In fact, according to a BarkBox Dog Parent Study, 71 percent of dog owners say their pets have made them happier individuals. Almost 80% of people say their pets make it simpler to get out of bed in the morning. And an astounding 93 percent of individuals said their pets have made them a better person overall.


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Help you make friends

Dogs will help you make new friends. Pets can help their owners form and keep new friendships by acting as a social lubricant. On walks, treks, or in a dog park, dog owners frequently stop and talk to one another. In pet stores, clubs, and training sessions, pet owners meet new people.

Protect you from bad people

When a dog senses a good person, his expression becomes more calm. His mouth will be open, and his tongue will most likely be protruding. He'll have a relaxed demeanor and his tail will most likely wag. Dogs who are safe are happy dogs! A dog will easily warm up to someone who is actually a good person with good intentions. The dog may follow the pleasant person around or stand close to them. Dogs can recognize a nice person when they see one because of their superb reading skills.

Get rid of loneliness

Let’s end with the most obvious one. Ever heard of the saying, a dog is man’s best friend? A furry friend is one of the most loyal and dog owners have openly admitted to feeling less lonely because of their wonderful companions. With the patience and responsibility that comes with it, you can see why that is. Your furry bud will keep you on your toes and fill your life with Joy.


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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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