Pets & Your Health: Why Having a Dog Is Such a Great Idea! by Cjall

6 years ago

Pets & Your Health: Why Having a Dog Is Such a Great Idea!

Did you know that a study found that pets such as dogs can be linked to the heart's ability to react to stressful events? In everyday life, most people have at least one moment when the stress can be too much. Having a dog is a great idea – not only does a dog calm you down, it just makes you incredibly happy. 

News In Health reported about a study that looked at married couples and found pet owners having lower heart rates and blood pressure, milder responses and quicker recovery from stress when they were with their pets. So if you're feeling down in the dumps, try getting a dog!

Read more about how pets can help your heart via Harvard.

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Elisa Schmitz
So true, and our dog, Lucky, in this photo, is a huge stress reliever (just look at that smile, LOL!). Thanks for sharing, CJ All ! Cjall
Alice V
I agree, they are pretty awesome. My pup is about 11 months old now and he's a wonderful dog, full of love. We never would have gotten him if it weren't for the kids asking for a dog. Glad we did because he's great.
Terri Kendrick
This is a topic that always interests me. In fact, I've written about it myself. With three fur babies of my own, I totally agree!

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