Alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago. Of course, we have embedded in the dog’s DNA, and on ours, dogs offer more than just companionship. If you’ve got a furry friend already you likely have quite a few reasons to thank your dog.
If you’re considering getting a pooch here are 10 scientific benefits of being a dog owner.
10 - Excercise
You’ll exercise more owning a dog can motivate you to exercise every day on those days when it might be easy to skip a workout looking at your dog standing by the door waiting to go for a walk can give you the push you need to get out there taking your dog for a 30-minute walk every day can greatly improve your health.
09 - Stress Management
9 you’ll feel blessed stressed there have been lots of studies that have shown how dogs decrease stress levels petting your dog playing with your dog and simply watching your dogs can reduce your stress each day research shows that dog ownership reduces stress hormones and the effects usually outweighed the stress caused by caring for a dog.
08 - Impact on General Health
Number eight your risk for general illness decreases dog owners experience fewer health problems dog owners tend to have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels compared to non-dog owners dogs expose their owners to a lot of germs which can help build up a human’s immunity to disease as a result dog owners get sick less often and less severely than non-dog owners.
07 - Good Social Life
Number seven your social life may improve not only does walk your dog help you to get the exercise it might also help you get a date people are more likely to stop and talk with you when you’re walking dog going to the dog park or articular dogs to run errands can also lead to strangers striking up conversations with you about your dog.
06 - Help Cancer Detection
Number six you may detect cancer sooner a dog’s amazing sense of smell can be used for a variety of purposes including cancer detection many dog owners have reported their dogs sniffing licking or nudging spots that later turned out to be cancerous one of the unexpected benefits of having a dog is that it may even save your life by helping you to detect cancer.
05 - Less Allergy In Childerens
Number five your kids will be less likely to have allergies children who are raised around a dog are less likely to have allergies in fact living in a home with a dog can help kids grow up to have increased immunity to pet allergies later in life.
04 - Lesser Heart Diseases
Number four your heart will be healthier studies have shown that petting a dog lowers a person’s heart rate therefore dog owners are more likely to have a healthy heart in fact some research has shown that dog owners are much more likely to survive a heart attack compared to non-dog owners male pet owners, in particular, tend to experience a reduced rate of heart disease.
03 - No Depression
Number three you’re less likely to feel depressed the benefits of dog ownership extended to your mental health as well dog owners are less likely to be depressed dog owners who have been diagnosed with clinical depression aren’t likely to be as depressed as other people caring for a dog helps relieve symptoms of depression and encourages people to be more positive
02 - Alzheimer's Patients
Number two you can grow old gracefully dog ownership benefits elderly people in many ways Alzheimer”s patients have fewer outbursts when there’s a dog in the home caregivers of elderly patients reports fewer stress dogs to offer wonderful companionship for the elderly as well
01 - Security
Number one you’ll feel safer dogs can be an effective home security system studies show that barking dogs deter burglars just knowing that you’ve got a dog who can use its keen sense of hearing to detect anyone prowling around can help increase your sense of security which is good for both your mental and physical health.
We hope you’re a dog lover if not then you will be. These were 10 benefits of having a dog but there are many more wright another one in the comments if you liked the article then suggest it to someone don’t forget to share it with friends and stay tuned for more amazing article.
Martin Deeley is founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). The IACP is founded in 1999 as an international umbrella organisation for dog professionals. The IACP’s objective is to increase the professionalism of the professional groups that work with dogs.