Dogs have accompanied mankind for thousands of years. They are known to be “man’s best friend”, helping their human counterparts with daily tasks and offering love to to their owners. But I have always wondered what scientific benefits dogs have to offer to their owners.
To start, dogs offer as many physical benefits as they do emotional benefits. It has been shown that having a pet dog can decrease blood pressure, increase longevity after heart attacks, increase physical activity, and even has been reported that dogs can predict seizures before the person can. To go along with the physical benefits, dogs offer many emotional benefits. They can help comfort people who are getting over a death, reduce stress, reduce anxiety and feel safer, and lift their owner’s mood making them feel less lonely. After learning about all these benefits, no wonder dogs are considered a man’s best friend.
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