They are known as man’s best friend and studies show that they are one of the best ways to get into better health. Having a dog improves ones mental and physical health. Study shows dog owners are in better health than being a cat owner.
The study conducted by Dr. Deborah Wells of Queen’s University, Belfast shows that people with dogs tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. This may be due to the regular exercise they get from walking their pet. She writes that dog owners also appear to experience fewer ailments both those that are minor and those that are more serious.
Dogs in fact seem to lower ones stress levels which is why dog owners recover more swiftly from heart disease. It’s also true that having a dog means that you have a constant, loyal companion that you can talk with about anything – just don’t expect an answer back.
Dogs generally increase ones social contact as well. Usually the more good looking and friendly the dog, the more people will approach to admire your pet and in the process, make friends.