For those that know me personally, you know I love dogs and think that everyone should adopt one from a local shelter. Well, here are a few more "healthy" reasons why having a dog can be beneficial!
Research shows dog owners are less depressed than people who don't own dogs. Another study shows petting a pooch for 15 minutes a day decreases stress. And just to throw you another "bone," in a study of 369 heart attack patients, those with dogs had a higher survival rate after one year than those without dogs. In short, dogs make you healthier.
By the way, the two dogs pictured above are my babies!
And since this appears to be my last post of the year, have a safe and happy New Year celebration!