The happier and healthier your dog is do you know it has an effect on you? The study did take place in Sweden and spanned over twelve years. ” Over the test period it was founded that the dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease than people who do not have a dog. That was true even after adjusting for factors such as smoking, body mass index, and socioeconomic status. Living alone with a dog had a 33% reduced risk of death and 11% reduced risk 0f cardiovascular disease. It was noted that usually pet owners have a healthier lifestyle due to walking their pet and and just being needed. Many of pet owners are convinced that their pet has been instrumental in their social support, their better health and just being more relaxed. Other studies have found that their is lower reactivity to stress and faster recovery of blood pressure following stressful events.
Another interesting fact is that dog owners of terriers, retrievers and scent hounds were the most protected from heart disease and death. These dogs typically need more exercise than other breeds!
A dog brings a lot of joy and companionship along with unconditional love! So maybe its time to get healthy and get a dog!! Contact us and we can help you!!!!!