This Twitter Account Shares Pictures That Show Your Life Is Never Boring When You Have A Dog (50 Pics)
Are you thinking about bringing a new animal into your family? Consider getting a dog! They are incredibly cute and loving creatures who are always excited to see you and never fail to make you smile, which can be especially beneficial for children who may struggle with socialization or anxiety.
Furthermore, getting a pup can also help to promote an active lifestyle. Taking your dog for daily walks or runs can improve your own health and provide a fun way for your family to bond and spend time together.
In addition, owning a dog can teach kids important life skills such as responsibility, empathy, and patience. By caring for their pet, children can learn the importance of feeding, grooming, and providing affection for another living being.
But if you or anyone else in your household need more convincing, let's take a look at the Twitter account 'Why you should have a dog.' It regularly shares adorable and funny canine pictures which should make the decision much easier.
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There's a reason why you're saying "Awwww" just by looking at these pictures. Spending time with canine companions actually does wonders for your well-being. Recent research shows that owning a dog is good for you both physically and emotionally.
They can be there for you even when people can't. Who wouldn't mind some additional love, emotional support, and cuddles? These things are one of the best cures for isolation.
So it shouldn't be a surprise that an Australian study discovered that dog ownership reduces loneliness.
Owning a dog can also help you live longer. A comprehensive review of studies published between 1950 and 2019 found that dog owners had a lower risk of death. Data suggests that dog owners have lower blood pressure levels and improved responses to stress.
Even just living with a dog makes a difference—people who had experienced previous coronary events had an even higher level of risk reduction for death. Research has concluded that the bond between humans and dogs reduces stress, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular problems.
Even the simple act of petting a familiar dog lowers blood pressure, heart rate, slows breathing, and relaxes muscle tension. Scientists at Washington State University discovered that just 10 minutes of petting a dog can have a significant impact (the participants in their study had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone).
Dogs can help us recover from a major crisis. Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine discovered that military veterans with PTSD do better both physiologically and psychologically when they have a service dog.
Veterans with a service dog had significantly fewer symptoms of PTSD and their coping skills improved.
As we mentioned while introducing this wholesome Twitter account, dogs encourage us to move. Those walks really do add up. A 2019 British study found that dog owners are nearly four times more likely than non-dog owners to meet daily physical activity guidelines.
Dog owners spend nearly 300 minutes every week walking with their pets. That’s 200 more minutes of walking than people without a pup of their own!
They can even help you land a date! In a series of studies, men were more likely to get a woman’s phone number when they had a dog with them.
In another study, researchers asked people to rate individuals in photographs and found that respondents who appeared with a dog looked happier and more relaxed.
The bottom line is, canines make us more social. Research shows that about 40 percent of dog owners had an easier time making friends. Dogs are the perfect way to get to know strangers and form new friendships.
A study at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University concluded that people who have a strong attachment to a pet feel more connected in their human relationships and their communities.
A 2009 study in Japan found that staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone.” Besides the general health benefits of owning a dog, they are natural mood boosters.
So, coupled with the images, I hope you now have all the arguments that you need to get a dog. Believe me, I can vouch for each of them. I've had four pups of my own.