Dogs have been known to be particularly useful to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health.

Caring for a dog can help make you more secure and active or provide valuable companionship in case of older adults. Most importantly, a dog can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.

While dogs are able to understand many of the words we use, they’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures. And like any good human friend, a loyal dog will look into your eyes to have an idea of your emotional state and try to understand what you’re thinking and feeling.


Positive Side

Having a pet dog can result in these positive changes in your life:

  • Increasing exercise.

Taking a dog for a walk, or run are fun and rewarding ways to fit healthy daily exercise into your schedule.

  • Providing companionship.

Companionship can help prevent illness and even add years to your life, while isolation and loneliness can trigger symptoms of depression.

  • Meeting new people.

Dogs can be a great social lubricant for their owners, helping you start and maintain new friendships. Dog owners frequently stop and talk to each other .

  • Reducing anxiety.

Dogs live in the moment. They don’t worry about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow. They can help you appreciate the joy of the present.

  • Making routine.

Dogs require a regular feeding and exercise schedule. No matter your mood—depressed, anxious, or stressed, once there is one plain look from your dog and you’ll have to get out of bed to feed, exercise, and care for your pet.

  • Giving sensory relaxation.

Stroking a dog lowers blood pressure and can help you quickly feel calmer and less stressed.

  • Finding joy in life.

Caring for a dog can bring pleasure and help boost your morale, optimism, and sense of self-worth.

  • Staying connected.

Making new friends can become easy as the dogs are a great way for people to spark up conversations and meet new people.


Negative Side

However keeping a pet dog demands much. Nothing ever comes without sacrifices. This costs you the following:

  • Your time and attention.

Dogs need daily exercise and mental stimulation to stay calm and well-balanced.

  • Your social activity.

Giving a large chunk of your time to dog will ultimately take away your time for social activities.

  • Destructive behaviour.

Any dog can have an occasional accident at home. Some dogs chew shoes or destroy cushions, small clothes.

  • Injury to outsiders.

Most dogs, can cause injury to people if not handled responsibly by their owners.

  • Health problems.

Dogs cause allergy to some people.

  • Costly affair.

Above all , you have to spend a lot on the feed and medicines of your lovely pet.

Why not spend and take necessary precautions? After all, he is your family member.

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