If You Own A Dog Will It Improve Your Life?
So the saying goes “A dog is man’s best friend“, well without question to me this is certainly true.
In fact the happiest countries in the world have dogs for pets. Dogs teach us unconditional love and their loyalty is exceeded by no other creature.
That said there are numerous other benefits to having a dog as stated in the article below.
10 Benefits of Being a Dog Owner
By Kathy Benjamin
1. GET SICK LESS!
If our cleaning commercials are to be believed, humanity is in the midst of a war against germs—and we won’t stop until every single one is dead. In reality, the amount of disinfecting we do is making us sicker; since our bodies are exposed to fewer germs we can’t build up immunities to them. Fortunately, dogs are covered in germs! Having a dog in the house means more bacteria enters the home and gets inside the occupants (one study found “dog-related biodiversity” is especially high on pillowcases.) In turn, people with dogs seem to get ill less frequently and less severely than people with cats or no pets.
2. RESISTANCE TO ALLERGIES!
While dogs can be one of the worst triggers for people with allergies, growing up in a house with a dog makes children less likely to develop allergies over the course of their lives. Even if you were just a fetus when your mother lived with a dog, you are still less likely to be bothered by animal hair and dander, or to develop eczema as an adult.
3. BE HAPPIER!
Dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than non-pet owners. Even for those people who do become clinically depressed, having a…
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