The Benefits of Owning a Dog

two puppies in grass

Nothing compares to a long walk with your four-legged friend on a fresh, spring morning. Or watch the joy on his face when you take the ball, and he knows it’s time to play in a nearby park! Even resting at home is better in company.

There is an old saying, which is certainly true, that pets and dogs return ten times the love that is given to them.

Before you rush and take the dog, it is important to think about it well. Owning a dog involves a lot of work and is a lifelong obligation, as your dog will depend on you for many, many years.

Once you determine that you have the time and that your lifestyle allows you to introduce a dog into your life, and you have already inquired about the different breeds and characteristics of dogs, it is time to consider all the benefits of owning a dog.

Did you know?

Research has shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol than people who do not have a dog, and that they are less likely to have more or less health problems.
Dog owners generally have a stronger immune system, which helps them recover faster from diseases and viruses. In fact, dog owners are less likely to see a doctor than people who do not have a dog, and are more likely to use medication less often.

People recover faster from illness, and even have a higher survival rate for a heart attack if they have a dog.

Children who have a furry friend are less likely to miss school due to illness.

Children with chronic diseases usually find it easier to cope with treatment when they have a dog.

Dogs give us the power of emotional wealth thanks to the unconditional love they provide, which is why dogs are such a wonderful companion and comfort to people living alone.

A dog can help the owner recover from personal trauma, such as the severe loss of a person.

A dog can help an owner with mental health problems to recover and feel better.

Going for regular walks with your dog really increases your fitness level and helps you stay healthy!

Walking a dog often means meeting other dog owners – which means you can make new friends at the same time as your dog!

Walks allow you a precious escape from everything and to spend some time with your faithful friend.

In addition to all these serious benefits, dogs are also a source of fantastic entertainment. They can make you laugh, they will welcome you at the end of a hard day, and they will almost always be there when you need an encouraging hug!