Three Reasons Why Dogs are Good for Your Health

Anyone who has dogs, knows how much value they can add to your life. Their energy, warmth, and compassion can be a great sense of companionship. Here are three more reasons to cuddle your dog today!

1. Love

Oxytocin, known as the “love hormone”, is a neurotransmitter that is released when you spend time with your pup. Oxytocin is responsible for calming your nervous system down, relaxing you, and increasing your trust. This is just one of many reasons why dogs improve your health.

​2. Exercise

Dogs have lots of energy! Depending on the size of the breed, the more activity they may require. Ultimately, most dogs require at least a 20 minute daily walk. Naturally, having a dog will increase your activity to provide dogs with the exercise they require. You also reap the benefits of getting that exercise as well!

3. Dogs improve heart health

According to HeartBeat by Harvard Health Publishing, pet owners have a decreased risk for heart attacks related to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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