Health Benefits of Pets on National Dog Day: 5 Ways Dogs (and Cats!) Make You Happier & Healthier by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

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Health Benefits of Pets on National Dog Day: 5 Ways Dogs (and Cats!) 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:

  • Improved social behavior.

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.

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Elisa A. 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 A. 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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