Family Pets: 5 Paw-some Ways Dogs Make You Happier & Healthier! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

Family Health
9 months ago
Family Pets: 5 Paw-some Ways Dogs Make You Happier & Healthier!

Few people truly understand how beneficial our furry friends actually are to our overall health and well-being. Studies dating back to the 1980s have endorsed the positive health benefits of pet ownership. Owning a pet, especially a dog, has been associated with all of the following:

  • Reduced risk of heart problems
  • Lower blood pressure 
  • Lower stress 
  • Improved social behavior 
  • Overall well-being

Your pets help keep you healthy, active and even social. So give them lots of love and attention as you take advantage of this symbiotic relationship.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes, Joy Stephenson-Laws JD ! Our big ol' yellow Lab keeps Dieter Schmitz and me moving, and she's like a therapy dog for my kids. What would we do without man's best friend?!
Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
Awesome! Totally love my dogs -I have 4 German Shepherds :) They keep me active.
Meredith Schneider
Dogs are the best! Always had dogs in my life since I was little. We have 3 now used to have 4. Our oldest 15yr old rat terrier mix passed away last summer :(
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
So sorry, Meredith Schneider - we still mourn the loss of our previous yellow Lab from eight years ago. She was part of our family! hugs...

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