Need Simple Health Advice? Get A Dog!


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We all Love Pets, Why is it beneficial to our health to own a Pet?

 

We all know that a dog is a man’s best friend. But very few people know that dogs also provide you with several health benefits. A pet’s presence provide you with several health benefits.

1. Better cardiovascular health

As compared to ordinary people, dog owners have lower levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. These factors play an important role in reducing chances of cardiovascular diseases. Since long time stroking a pet is known to reduce blood pressure. According to the experts from New York State University, these advantages continue even in the absence of the pet.

Owners of a dog, have blood cholesterol level lower than regular. Baker Medical Research Institute of Australia conducted a test on 5400 people, which indicated that in addition to lower blood pressure levels, dog owners also have lower levels of cholesterol and blood triglycerides as compared to people without any pets.

2. Higher rates of survival and faster time of recovery

Recently operated patients and seniors gave a better response to the treatment and felt better quicker while they were in touch with dogs & other therapy animals according to the latest hospital studies.

Also dog owners have more chance of surviving a serious illness. Expert studies shows that dog owners who suffered a major heart-attack had a higher percentage of surviving a year after their discharge as compared to those with no pets. According to another New York study, pet’s presence had more impact on their survival as compared to friends or family members.

3. Less visits to the family physician

Research conducted at UCLA and Cambridge shows that people who own a pet have better health and reduced number of visits to the hospital. A medicare study of elder patients also found that people owning dogs visit the physician less than those without pets.

4. Mental Wellness

Patients with dogs have an improved emotional health as compared to their counterparts. The presence of a dog alone helps reduce loneliness of sick people who are isolated on a large scale. Several studies concluded that there is a significant amount of reduction in the stress of fighting the illness when accompanied by a dog.

The above factors clearly indicate that owning a dog is an ideal investment. Owning one can provide you with major health benefits as well as give you joy.

So if you don’t have a best friend to wake up to, wouldn’t it be worth it?

My little rescue, Porkchop the day he arrived. He has been with us for 6 months now and is in better health.

My little rescue, Porkchop the day he arrived. He has been with us for 6 months now and is in better health.

 

With so many poor little pets out in this world that need our help, keep in mind when looking for your pet, adoption is such a reward for you and your pet.

 





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