Reasons to get a dog……….
Wanting to get a dog? Need some reasons on why you should have a dog in your home?
1. Getting a dog will keep you happy, healthy and just maybe lose some weight. Dogs love going for walks and playing for exercise. You will get to be more active along with him. They keep us moving.
2. A dog can make you laugh with all the silly things they do. Need I say more?
3. They will be the loyal friend for life. With your dog you will always know where you stand. They don’t care what you look like or if you forgot to shower, they will always be by your side no matter what.
4. Dogs will improve your mood. He can make you feel calm and relaxed. They will act as furry therapists. Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy as it is also called, have shown we benefit from them and it has been linked to a reduction of anxiety, pain, and depression. Others that benefit from this are veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
5. Dogs may help you reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Petting your dog and talking to him help reduce your blood pressure risk. So go ahead and snuggle with your dog.
6. Illnesses. Humans usually recover more quickly from illnesses when having a dog nearby. There is a higher rate of recovery from being sick than non-dog owners.
7. You will have a built in alarm system. They make excellent watchdogs. Dogs learn early on to be aware of anything rotten coming your way.
8. You will increase your social interaction. They need to socialize with other dogs too. So while you have that puppy play-date you can engage with the other pet parents and make some new friends too.
9. Having a dog makes you a better person. Your more responsible, patient and you have a commitment that comes with having a dog makes us all-around better people.
10. They may save your life. Dogs can detect cancer in the human body. They may repeatedly lick a lump or mole and the human may eventually found out that those skin conditions were cancerous. Dogs have a keen sense of smell. Working dogs use their keen sense of smell to locate bombs and drugs, but now they can also sniff out what’s going on inside our bodies.
Don’t own a dog just yet? You can reap all these benefits get your dose of doggy love by volunteering at your local animal shelter and you just may find your new family member in the process!