Owning a dog is awesome. They bring you joy, they win prizes, they do tricks…and your dog will help you live forever. Thrillist has a beauty listicle today talking about all the health benefits with owning a dog.
They’ve found all this great research pointing to the real health benefits of owning a dog.
Like…petting your mutt, and getting all that dirt and filth onto your hands, improves your immune system!
Dogs fight the debilitating effects of loneliness…by being there with you while you are alone.
Dogs get you outside. That’s great. And they also lower your blood pressure when you’re stressed.
And how about this? If you grow up with a dog, you’re 77% less likely to develop allergies and lowers the risk for asthma! That didn’t work for me, but my Mom got a family dog when I was bit older. Dogs, they’re for your kids!
And this one is pretty cool if you suffer from chronic pain…people with dogs tend to use less medication to manage their pain. Huh.
Thrillist… I think your list is convincing me to get a dog. Now just need to find a landlord in Vancouver that’ll let me have pets!