According to a report published by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), an estimated 78 million dogs are owned as pets in the United States.
It is quite unclear to say since when dogs and humans began to share a bond of mutual support and friendship, but the question here is why have they been sharing such an unbreakable bond?
Well, the possible answer to this question is because of a dog’s ability to be an honest companion, their loyalty and the ability to bring an instant smile on the face of their owners.
Now, the ones who own a dog will understand it better. They are a little bundle full of joy and spread happiness wherever they go. Not only do they help humans in feeling better but also add a spark in the lives through their joyous nature and wagging tail.
Although owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibilities but come on, who would not like to be responsible for such wonderful creation of the almighty? Right?
Considering how dogs mean the world to us and how we are all they look up to, in this spotlight, we are going to outline how dogs make human beings happier and healthier.
So, without any further ado, let’s roll.
They Keep You Healthy
There is no denying the fact that dogs are man’s best friends and according to a report published by the Medical News Today, dogs help human beings in alleviating stress and they may also help in enhancing the quality of sleep of their owners (provided, they sleep in the bedroom with their owner).
Apart from alleviating stress and enhancing sleep quality, dogs help human beings stay healthy by turning their lifestyle to be more active (now you know how they need to go for a walk with you every now and then), keeping their heart-healthy, and with their tendency to help people never feel lonely.
So, having dog ownership is like having an all in one package. They keep you happy, healthy, you never get bored, and they just do not let you feel lonely too.
They Make You Feel Good
Dog, the only animal that relates to human beings from the heart. It is seen that they can differentiate between happy and angry faces and it hurts them to see their human companion feeling low. Well, they are not just the four-legged alive creature but much more, and they never miss a chance to show their love to their favorite human.
One of the best things about having a dog is that they instantly give you the “feel-good vibes”. Now, it does not matter if you have had a rough day at work or a good one, as soon as you enter your home and meet them, their enthusiastic way of meeting and greeting makes you happy in no time and you cannot help but forget about all the stress and tiredness. And if you have had a good day, they turn it into a more happening one.
Research shows that when we interact with dogs, the levels of our oxytocin shoots up and since this hormone is responsible for social bonding, our psychological well-being boosts up.
Not only this, they help in reducing the symptoms of depression and thus are often used as therapy animals.
You Become More Resistant to Allergies
Researchers have found that owning a dog comes with some immunotherapy benefits and reduces your chances of being allergic by as much as four times.
They Offer Unconditional Love
You offer food to an abandoned dog and they will never bite you. Well, that’s the main difference between a human being and a dog.
They have a lot to offer in terms of emotional support and love. Anyone who owns a dog or has ever owned one knows the potential of dogs to love their human friends unconditionally. They just cannot stand to see you emotionally down and that’s when the nudge of a wet nose or a lick on the cheeks & hands come unbidden.
Wrapping it Up
Words will always be short to talk about the love and support of a dog towards humans and no matter how hard we try, we just cannot see and understand the world from their point of view.
They love us no matter what and who we are. They look up to us in every situation and by saying nothing but just their actions, they turn our whole world upside down, obviously in the best way possible.
With everything they have to offer to us, what we do for them is nothing. They have not only proven to be a human’s best friend but emotional and mental support too. It is their way of showing love to us, that makes us get over and forget even the toughest times and sail through the journey of life happily.
So, what are you waiting for?
If you never had a dog, get one now and see for yourself how they change your world.
And if you are a proud dog owner, then we are waiting to hear from you about how they have helped you grow happier and healthier, and made your life happening. So, feel free to share your experience in the comment box below.
So what are you waiting for? Make sure that you own a dog who fills your life with love and care and make it worth living stress-free.