Heart health linked to owning a dog, science explains

APR 01, 2020 AT 12:29 PM

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Other findings revealed that young and elderly people walk their pets more often and therefore, have higher health benefits.  Moreover, dogs one year of age or younger and dogs of large breeds were walked more often and for longer periods of time, respectively. Apart from making us walk more, the human-dog bond has an overall positive effect on our quality of life.  Just from being around your dog, you’re a happier version of yourself.  Doctors believe that public campaigns promoting responsible dog ownership are a good step on the way to a healthier, happier society.

 

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Essentially, you need to be honest with yourself: dogs are furry creatures that make our lives better in almost every way. Just seeing them and their wagging tail when you come home from work is a special moment and it gives us energy to keep going, despite the hardships in our lives.