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In honor of World Laughter Day, We present: WHY WE THINK YOU NEED A DOG!

By Alan Davison
Tuesday, April 30th 2024
Benefits of Owning a Dog
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Benefits of Owning a Dog

Health experts widely acknowledge the many benefits of owning a dog. The biggest takeaway is that dogs can promote physical activity, which itself has so many benefits.

They also point out the positive impact of the companionship provided by dogs. This companionship can help with feelings of loneliness and give a boost to mental well-being. And the presence of a dog has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels in individuals. This is why dogs visiting care facilities have become so popular.

Another benefit of owning a dog is that it can lead to a more active social life. Dog owners often interact with others while walking their pets, fostering social connections and reducing isolation, the biggest culprit for sadness and depression.


  • Join a breed club
  • Try hunt tests and field trials—you’ll meet tons of people that way.
  • Try Agility or K-9 Good Citizen classes
  • You might even find a dog-walking club in your area

Experts also emphasize that dogs have the potential to improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Dogs may also boost immune function and reduce the risk of allergies in children. (Check with your doctor first!)

Health experts tell us that the responsibility of caring for a dog can provide structure and purpose, which are essential for mental health.

And finally, they make us laugh!

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