Real reasons to have a dog approved by researches and scientists.
American Kennel Club analyzed some researches and put it in to these 8 conclusions.
1. Dogs relieve stress.
Petting a dog lowers blood pressure and heart rate, slows breathing, relaxes muscle tension, reduces level of stress hormones in blood.
2. Dogs are good for your heart.
Pet owners have a much higher rate of survival after heart attacks, because of reduced stress, which is a major cause of cardiovascular problems.
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3. Dogs make us happy.
Staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin. Owning a dog can alleviate depression.
4. Dogs increase our social interactions with other people.
People who have a strong attachment to a pet feel more connected in their human relationships and their communities. Teenagers and young adults who grow up with a dog become more confident and empathetic.
5. Dogs keep you physically active.
Dog owners are more likely to engage in moderate physical activity. Dog owners walk an average of 300 minutes per week.
6. A dog’s sense of smell can keep you healthy.
Dogs can detect prostate cancer, help you avoid foods you’re allergic to, alert diabetics to a low blood sugar level.
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7. Dogs make us want to take care of them.
A dog’s face possesses an “infant schema”: a dog’s facial features are known as social releasers and bring out an innate caregiver response in humans.
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8. A dog can make you more attractive to potential love interests.
Owning a dog can make a person seem more attractive, people seem more approachable when they’re with a dog.
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