As pet lovers, the MirrorMePR Canine PR Team own a few, but dogs come at the top of the list for our Team. Here are some compelling reasons for sharing your life with a dog (and we agree with them all!)
Dogs Make You Exercise
You know those days when you just can’t be bothered to go and workout or take a walk. With a dog in your life, there are no more excuses! Numerous studies highlight that dog ownership encourages you to walk, on average, more than non-dog owners. This is a bonus for your health right there!
Dogs Make You Happy
Owning a dog makes you a happier person. Fact. According to some recent research by The University Of Missouri-Columbia, time spent with your pooch delivers a range of feel-good hormones into your system, including serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin. Dogs are a furry fun bundle of natural anti-depressants!
They Keep The Conversation Going
When you have a dog in your life, you’ll find you will forever be deep in conversation with other dog lovers out on walks. Dogs are a great conversation starter and for people living alone, they are an excellent opportunity to interact with people.
Dogs Boost Your Immune System
Yes, it’s thought that your pooch could be helping strengthen your immune system. According to one study, which followed nearly 400 children, experts found that children with pets have fewer colds and other common illnesses. Perhaps mucky pups aren’t bad news at all!
Dogs Make Great Company
Dogs are great company for the elderly, lonely and isolated. For those of us who don’t have a great social network, live far away from family or suffer from anxiety, dogs can be a great comfort and companion. Plus, they are always pleased to see us!
Dogs Are Helping Medical Science
Medical Detection Dogs are trained to sniff out human diseases such as cancer, malaria and neurological issues in humans. Their 2014 research indicated that their dogs were capable of detecting tiny traces (around one part per trillion – the equivalent of one teaspoon of sugar in two Olympic sized swimming pools) of the odour created by different diseases. Their noses will hopefully be playing their part in a project to investigate whether they can play a role in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
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