How Dogs Help You Live A Healthier Life

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We are constantly being sold a healthier life; gym membership, supplements, miracle diets. Do this, do that and you'll look like this and feel like that. At PAWS Dog Daycare, we know firsthand how dogs make life instantly better.

Here are some of our favorite dog-owning benefits!

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Dogs need exercise to stay calm and happy. If one of your goals is to exercise more, it’s a lot easier to stick with it if you’re exercising your dog while you’re at it! Daily walks or runs, agility training, fetch—commit to daily activity for Rover and find yourself benefiting, too. Exercising daily has been linked to lower blood pressure and lower risk for heart disease.

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Dogs make the best companions. They listen without talking back, cuddle without complaining about your cold feet, and are always ready to give kisses. Plus, they just seem to sense your emotions and are always ready to offer comfort after a hard day. Having a friend who is always so excited to see you really does lift your spirits, and some studies have linked pet ownership to greater feelings of contentment.

Dogs need exercise to stay calm and happy.

Everyone loves an adorable pooch (everyone worth knowing, anyway), and it’s common for dog lovers to strike up a conversation about your beloved furbaby. If you feel awkward making social connections, having a dog can certainly take the edge off! And even if the conversation does feel a bit clumsy, you can always go back to the topic that started it all: dogs. Friends are an important part of our health, and our canine companions are catalysts to starting new friendships.

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More and more we are hearing that exposure early and often to things like allergens may help ward off intense reactions later. Dogs are great for helping you get your daily dose of dander and dirt, which just may help your youngin’ avoid allergies or you to build up your immune system.

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If you have the time to dedicate to their care, a dog will change your life for the better. If getting healthier is part of your plans for this year, why not do it with Rex by your side? You just might find that changing your habits isn’t quite the chore you were dreading, but rather a fun challenge with your faithful furkid by your side.

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